The Pros and Cons of Searching for Extracardiac Findings at Cardiac CT: Use of a Restricted Field of View Is Acceptable

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While there is no obvious harm in reconstructing a wide field of view (FOV) at cardiac CT, on the basis of logistical considerations and current practice patterns, at present, it appears equally justifiable to use a FOV restricted to the heart.


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Article History

Received June 1, 2011; revision requested June 22; revision received June 22; final version accepted June 23.
Published online: Nov 2011
Published in print: Nov 2011