4. Alternate Imaging Studies to CT

  1. Richard C. Semelka3 and
  2. Jorge Elias Jr4
  1. Jorge Elias Jr1,
  2. Lauren M. B. Burke2 and
  3. Richard C. Semelka2

Published Online: 10 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118642276.ch4

Health Care Reform in Radiology

Health Care Reform in Radiology

How to Cite

Elias, J., Burke, L. M. B. and Semelka, R. C. (2013) Alternate Imaging Studies to CT, in Health Care Reform in Radiology (eds R. C. Semelka and J. Elias), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118642276.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, North Carolina, USA

  2. 4

    The School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Author Information

  1. 1

    The School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118642177

Online ISBN: 9781118642276

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Keywords:

  • diagnostic imaging;
  • ultrasound;
  • magnetic resonance imaging;
  • computed tomography;
  • radiation exposure;
  • patient safety

Summary

The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) avoids exposure to the ionizing radiation encountered in computed tomography (CT) for a wide range of clinical indications. Despite that, CT, particularly multidetector CT, has emerged as the fastest imaging technique ever, promoting changes in practice that are more and more imprinted in modern medicine.