1st April 14:31
Decision to make. 64-slice CTA or "dual-source" -Radiation levels?
Hi, with an abnormal ST I am a candidate for a CT Angiogram. My doc
got approval w/ insurance
for a local '64 slice' scan next week. I'm aware of the radiation issue
learned that there's a hospital in a nearby city that has the new
dual-source CT available...
The latter would be entirely out-of-pocket. However, it's also touted
to be up to 50% lower
radiation dosage for the procedure my Doc needs done. I am trying to
learn what the
actual difference in radiation exposure is between the older 64-slice
vs the dual-source
for this procedure. I'm hoping to find some advice on whether it would
be worth it to opt
for the newer dual-source exam vs. the 64-slice. FYI I am 5'8 and abt.
168 lbs...48 y/o male.
If anyone here can enlighten me on what's known about the different
I'd greatly appreciate your opinions or referrals to resources that
would help me understand
the radiation differential between these two techhnologies.
Thanks in advance,
Mike in Mich