Radiology 2021 Jun 15:210102. Epub 2021 Jun 15.
From the Departments of Radiology (Y.N., F.N., N.K., M.M.) and Frontier Science for Imaging (F.H.), Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1194, Japan; Department of Radiology Services (R.S., T.M.) and Innovative and Clinical Research Promotion Center (T.I.), Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan; and Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass (A.R.K.).
Background The bolus-tracking technique from single-energy CT has been applied to dual-energy CT (DECT) without optimization or validation. Further optimization is imperative because of a paucity of literature and differences in the attenuation profile of virtual monoenergetic images (VMIs). Purpose To determine the optimal trigger threshold with bolus-tracking technique for DECT angiography (DECTA) in a phantom study and assess the feasibility of an optimized threshold for bolus-tracking technique in DECTA at 40 keV with a 50% reduced iodine dose in human participants. Read More