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Low-radiation and high image quality coronary computed tomography angiography in “real-world” unselected patients
Caryl Elizabeth Richards, Daniel Rhys Obaid, Swansea University Medical School, Swansea University, Grove Building, Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom
Stephen Dorman, Mark Ramsey, Daniel Rhys Obaid, Department of Cardiology, Morriston Hospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Cwmrhydyceirw, Swansea SA6 6NL, United Kingdom
Patricia John, Anthony Davies, Sharon Evans, Tishi Ninan, Department of Radiology, Morriston Hospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Cwmrhydyceirw, Swansea SA6 6NL, United Kingdom
David Martin, Gail Roberts-Davies, Department of Radiology, Singleton Hospital, Sketty Ln, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8QA, United Kingdom
Sriranj Kannoly, Department of Cardiology, Singleton Hospital, Sketty Ln, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8QA, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Obaid DR designed the study; all authors performed the research; Richards CE analyzed the data and wrote the paper; Obaid DR revised the manuscript for final submission.
Institutional review board statement: As the study involved no deviation from standard treatment protocols and no randomization it was not considered “research requires ethical approval” by the NHS Research authority tool.
Informed consent statement: As this study does not involve patient randomization or any deviation from standard treatment protocols and as it was deemed “non - research” by the NHS Health Research Authority tool no informed consent forms were used
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflicts of interest or financial disclosure related to this study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Daniel Rhys Obaid, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, Morriston Hospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Cwmrhydyceirw, Swansea SA6 6NL, United Kingdom. email@example.com
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Received: April 30, 2018
Peer-review started: April 30, 2018
First decision: June 6, 2018
Revised: August 14, 2018
Accepted: October 8, 2018
Article in press: October 8, 2018
Published online: October 28, 2018