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Table 1 Acquisition and reconstruction parameters. Acquisition and reconstruction parameters of all CT scans

From: Comparison of different CT metal artifact reduction strategies for standard titanium and carbon‐fiber reinforced polymer implants in sheep cadavers

  Dual-source CT Single-source CT
Scan DE SE SE
  80 kV ME 130 keV Sn 150 kV 120 kV Mix 120 kV 120 kV iMAR
Kernels (sk/bk) Qr36/Qr54 Br36/Br54 Qr36/Qr54 Qr36d/Qr54d Qr36/Qr54 I30s (sk)
mAs 37–47/29–33 (80/Sn 150 kV) 29–31 31–33
CTDIvol (mGy) 1.81 ± 0.12 2.01 ± 0.06 2.16 ± 0.05
Slice thickness/increment 1 mm / 1 mm
Field of view 160 × 160 mm
Matrix 512 × 512
  1. bk bone kernel, CT computed tomography, CTDI CT dose index, DE dual energy, iMAR iterative metal artifact reduction (brand name), ME monoenergetic extrapolation, SE single energy, sk soft tissue kernel, Sn tin-filtered