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Spiral CT with ionic and nonionic contrast material: evaluation of patient motion and scan quality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9494478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of rapidly injected ionic or nonionic contrast material on patient motion and scan quality in spiral computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred nine patients were prospectively, randomly chosen to receive ionic or nonionic contrast material. An acrylic rod was attached to the anterior abdomen with tape, which allowed an objective measurement of motion. Abdominal spiral CT was performed after intravenous injection of contrast material at a rate of 0.9 g of iodine per second. Scans were evaluated subjectively and objectively for motion and subjectively for quality. Complete data were available in 98 patients (47 in the ionic and 51 in the nonionic group). RESULTS: The acrylic rod moved an average of 0.44 mm per section in the nonionic group and 0.71 mm per section in the ionic group. Both subjective and objective measurements showed a statistically significant difference in patient motion. Use of nonionic contrast material resulted in less patient motion. Scan quality was better with nonionic contrast material. CONCLUSION: Less patient motion occurs and scan quality improves when spiral CT is performed with nonionic contrast material.
S M Stockberger; J A Hicklin; Y Liang; J L Wass; W T Ambrosius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  206     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-26     Completed Date:  1998-03-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  631-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis 46202-5253, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media*
Diatrizoate / diagnostic use
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods
Iohexol / diagnostic use
Middle Aged
Osmolar Concentration
Prospective Studies
Radiography, Abdominal*
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / instrumentation,  methods*,  standards
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 117-96-4/Diatrizoate; 66108-95-0/Iohexol

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