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Table 2 Anatomical “CT regions” and associated most frequent clinical indications

From: Benchmarking adult CT-dose levels to regional and national references using a dose-tracking software: a multicentre experience

CT protocol name Most frequent clinical indications
CT-head Cerebrovascular accident
Head trauma
Headache
Acute neurological deficit
Dementia
CT-abdomen-pelvis Acute abdomen
Abdominal or gastrointestinal cancer
Gallbladder or pancreatic disease
CT-thorax Lung cancer
Cough
Lung infection
Pleural disease
Interstitial lung disease
Trauma
CT-pulmonary embolism Detection or exclusion of pulmonary embolism
CT-lumbar spine Low back pain with sciatica
Trauma
CT-thorax-abdomen Staging and follow-up of tumours
Inflammatory pathology
Unexplained weight loss
CT-cervical spine Neck pain with brachial plexopathy/neuropathy
Trauma