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SSTR2 is a mobilephone floor receptor for somatostatin. Somatostatin is a small cyclic peptide made by means of neuroendocrine cells and activated macrophages. It has immunoregulatory and anti inflammatory houses. Murine and human inflammatory cells show receptors for somatostatin. 5 varied somatostatin receptors (SSTR) are identified. Murine T cells, В cells, and macrophages exhibit solely SSTR2 mRNA in vivo. blocking off SSTR2 prevents the immunoregulatory job of somatostatin. sufferers additionally show SSTR2 at websites of irritation. The immunoregulatory and anti inflammatory actions of somatostatin are mediated via SSTR2.

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2014;202(5):989–94. 11441. Cardiovascular Computed Tomography: Current and Future Scanning System Design 2 Rine Nakanishi, Wm. Guy Weigold, and Matthew J. Budoff Abstract Since the heart is continually in motion, cardiac computed tomography (CT) has capabilities required to scan the heart with high spatial resolution, high temporal resolution, larger detector coverage and fast scan speed. Recent technology enabled current versions of cardiac CT to display the heart with much fewer artifacts and less radiation dose.

The other variable involved in dose is the protocol used. The lowest radiation and most commonly applied is acquired by prospective triggering; that is, the X-rays are only on during the acquisition of data that will be used for the image. MDCT, however, can use prospective triggering or retrospective gating, 120 or 140 kilovolts (kV) (with protocols possible with lower kV depending upon future research and tube current improvements), and a wide range of mA. Retrospective gating means that the X-rays are on throughout the heart cycle.

80 kV) can potentially maintain contrast-to-noise ratios that have been established for coronary calcium and CT angiography images, and significant lower radiation expo-sure. Preliminary experiments have demonstrated a reduction in radiation exposures of up to 50 % with use of 80 kV. Jakobs et al. 6 mSv [28]. As the noise will go up with 80 kV imaging, this may be too low for CT angiography in larger patients, but for children and slim adults, this affords a sub-millisievert dose for the first time with CTA.

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