Allura Clarity is a novel X-ray imaging technology, that combines advanced real-time image
noise reduction algorithms, with state-of-the-art hardware to reduce patient entrance dose
significantly. This is realized by anatomy-specific optimization of the full acquisition
chain (grid switch, beam filtering, pulse width, spot size, detector and image processing
engine) for every clinical task individually. Furthermore, smaller focal spot sizes and
shorter pulses are used, which are known to positively influence image quality .
The primary aim of this study is to verify if a significant reduction in total procedural
X-ray dose during electrophysiological interventions can be achieved by using advanced image
processing (Allura Clarity).