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Question about the size of flat panel detectors in new cath lab -- does a larger size needed for peripheral work compromise the image quality for cardiac procedures?

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• I am a Cardiologist. I hope this is the correct forum for posting this. Our hospital is installing a new flat panel cath lab. We have some issues in deciding the appropriate detector size.Our Radiologist is keen to get a 12 x 12 inch flat panel detector (FPD) which will give a greater field for peripheral vascular procedures. However, all the cardiac cath labs I have seen have 8 x 8 inch or smaller detectors. For routine coronary work, we generally use 6 to 7 inch fields of vision. We expect that 75% of the procedures will be cardiac and the rest will be vascular. I want to know whether using a larger 12 x 12 FPD will degrade image quality or in any way adversely effect the ability to do routine coronary angiograms and angioplasties. Also I would like to get the opinions of any Cardiologists using a 12 inch FPD in their routine practice.
Abdulz, Mumbai, India, February 24, 2011

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