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24 June 2021: Clinical Research

An Individualized Contrast-Enhanced Liver Computed Tomography Imaging Protocol Based on Body Mass Index in 126 Patients Seen for Liver Cirrhosis

Jian Jiang ABCEG , Maowei Zhang BD , Yuan Ji BCDF , Chunfeng Li CD , Xin Fang BF , Shuyuan Zhang B , Wei Wang CF , Lijun Wang EF , Ailian Liu ACEF*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.932109

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e932109

Table 3 Patient demographic data and radiation dose for multiphasic liver CT studies.

Group AGroup BGroup CP value A vs BP value A vs CP value B vs C
No. of patients295839NANANA
Patient age (y)59.2±13.661.7±13.6561.8±10.60.4200.4680.420
Mean BMI (kg/m)21.8±1.626.00±1.2629.05±1.0
Mean BW (kg)58.0±7.374.1±7.284.2±9.7
Contrast medium volume (ml)68.1±8.5108.6±10.6144.6±9.2
Contrast medium rate (ml/s)2.7±0.33.6±0.44.8±0.3
CTDI (mGy)4.80±1.787.14±0.7212.23±1.18
DLP (mGy·cm)129.07±29.65189.00±33.58346.67±44.84
Effective dose (mSv)1.93±0.442.84±0.505.20±0.67
SSDE (mGy)7.55±3.119.62±1.4315.08±1.83
Unless otherwise specified, data are means±standard deviations, NA – not applicable; BMI – body mass index; BW – body weight; CTDI – CT dose index; DLP – dose-length product; SSDE – size-specific dose estimate.

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