Dose reduction strategies for thoracic multidetector computed tomography: background, current issues, and recommendations

J Thorac Imaging. 2010 Nov;25(4):278-88. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e3181eebc49.


This review will summarize the current background knowledge about radiation exposure related to thoracic computed tomography (CT). It will also review the historical development in this area. This will be followed by a summary of current efforts to reduce dose with respect to predefined clinical indications. Finally, the review will indicate future strategies for further dose reduction in thoracic CT imaging and give practical recommendations for everyday use.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Radiation Dosage*
  • Radiography, Thoracic / methods*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*