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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 130169, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/130169
Research Article

Effect of Low Tube Voltage on Image Quality, Radiation Dose, and Low-Contrast Detectability at Abdominal Multidetector CT: Phantom Study

1Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Zhejiang, Wenzhou 325000, China
2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Wenzhou Medical College, Zhejiang, Wenzhou 325000, China

Received 5 January 2012; Revised 19 February 2012; Accepted 24 February 2012

Academic Editor: Lie-Hang Shen

Copyright © 2012 Kun Tang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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