Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 4th, 2007
Study 1: New investigation results, "Abdominal multislice CT for obese patients: effect on image quality and radiation dose in a phantom study," are detailed in a study published in Academic Radiology. "To evaluate the effect of a modified abdominal multislice computed tomography (CT) protocol for obese patients on image quality and radiation dose. An adult female anthropomorphic phantom was used to simulate obese patients by adding one or two 4-cm circumferential layers of fat-equivalent material to the abdominal portion. The phantom was scanned with a subcutaneous fat thickness of 0, 4, and 8 cm...
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