The test bolus tracking (TBT) method is a new injection method of contrast medium that we developed. The TBT method is an injection technique that continuously performs the test bolus injection and the main bolus injection, such that the best acquisition of scan timing and the improvement of examination efficiency can be expected. We compared the TBT method and the test injection method by coronary CT angiography. The results demonstrated that the contrast enhancement of the coronary arteries was high and the variation of the CT value was also small in the TBT method. When the scan timing expected by the TI method and the TBT method were compared, it was different of two seconds or more by the case with 43%. However, the variation of CT value was small for the TBT method in these cases. Therefore, the TBT method is a very useful method for CCTA.
Yamaguchi, T., & Takahashi, D. (2009). Development of test bolus tracking method and usefulness in coronary CT angiography. Nippon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi, 65(8), 1032–1040. https://doi.org/10.6009/jjrt.65.1032