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Figure 3: Measurement of aortic valve calcification by multi-detector computed tomography. Noncontrast multislice computed tomography showing axial view of the aortic valve, the axial multiplanar reformat images from left ventricular outflow tract to aortic direction (a) with any calcification highlighted in pink by the software (bone, coronary arteries, aorta, mitral annulus, (b). The region of the aortic valve is assessed in contiguous axial slices during held inspiration, at 120 kV tube voltage, pitch adjusted to heart rate (average 0.7), 64 mm × 0.6 mm collimation, and reconstruction slice thickness of 3 mm and increment of 1.5 mm. State-of-the-art dose reduction strategies including adjusting tube current to chest wall morphology, prospective electrocardiographic gating, and dose modulation should be used

Figure 3: Measurement of aortic valve calcification by multi-detector computed tomography.  Noncontrast multislice computed tomography showing axial view of the aortic valve, the axial multiplanar reformat images from left ventricular outflow tract to aortic direction (a) with any calcification highlighted in pink by the software (bone, coronary arteries, aorta, mitral annulus, (b). The region of the aortic valve is assessed in contiguous axial slices during held inspiration, at 120 kV tube voltage, pitch adjusted to heart rate (average 0.7), 64 mm × 0.6 mm collimation, and reconstruction slice thickness of 3 mm and increment of 1.5 mm. State-of-the-art dose reduction strategies including adjusting tube current to chest wall morphology, prospective electrocardiographic gating, and dose modulation should be used