Effects of oral contrast on dose in abdominopelvic computed tomography with pure iterative reconstruction
Kevin P Murphy, Liam J Healy, Lee Crush, Maria Twomey, Fiachra Moloney, Sylvia Sexton, Owen J O’Connor, Michael M Maher, Department of Radiology, Cork University Hospital, A0001 Cork, Ireland
Author contributions: Murphy KP was the primary author and drafted the manuscript; Healy LJ, Crush L and Twomey M collected the data; Sexton S performed the studies and collected data; Moloney F, O’Connor OJ and Maher MM performed image analysis and edited the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study received institutional board approval from the Cork Clinical Research Ethics Committee, Lancaster Hall, 6 Little Hanover Street, Cork, Ireland.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was not deemed necessary for this study. Clinical and radiological data was collected prospectively in an anonymised fashion and no patient underwent additional procedures or investigations as a result of inclusion in the study. No potential risks to patients were identified. The clinical research ethics committee granted approval for the study without a requirement of consent from each patient.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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Correspondence to: Fiachra Moloney, FFR, RCSI, Department of Radiology, Cork University Hospital, 1 Bishopstown Road, Wilton, A0001 Cork, Munster, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: April 13, 2016
Peer-review started: April 15, 2016
First decision: May 19, 2016
Revised: June 23, 2016
Accepted: August 11, 2016
Article in press: August 15, 2016
Published online: September 28, 2016