Revision History



Important: All items in bold in the Technique Parameters and Anatomic Coverage sections below are required to successfully achieve accreditation. CTDIvol information is required for each study. Either include a screen save of the dose with the images, or enter the dose as displayed by the scanner in the Clinical Test Image Data Sheet. Please be aware, special attention must be paid to scanner output (CTDIvol) for pediatric studies. The facility will not receive a pass if the radiation dose is perceived to be too high, regardless of whether the rest of the CT study conforms to satisfactory criteria.


Pediatric Cardiac Exam such as for Congenital or Coronary Artery Disease

Technique Parameters

Required Series

Single phase contrast enhanced (multiple phases must be justified due to increase in radiation dose)

Reconstructed Slice Width

≤ 1.5 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

Standard 

Dose Reduction

Required (dose modulation, prospective gating, manual mA/kV manipulation or automatic dose reduction). Prospective gating is encouraged

CTDIvol

There are no reference values for this examination

Anatomical Coverage

Coverage

Inlet to the diaphragm 



Revision History for this Article

Date

Section

Description of Revision(s)

12-12-19

All

Article created; FAQs incorporated; No criteria changes




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