Assessment of Patient Dose from CT Examinations in Khorasan, Iran

Bahreyni Toossi, Mohammad Taghi and Bahrami, Mohammad (2012) Assessment of Patient Dose from CT Examinations in Khorasan, Iran. Iranian Journal of Medical Physics, 9 (4). pp. 233-238.

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Abstract

Introduction Computed Tomography scans are a very important tool for diagnosis and assessment of response to treatment in the practice of medicine. Ionizing radiation in medical imaging is undoubtedly one of the most powerful diagnostic tools in medicine. Yet, as with all medical interventions, there are potential risks in addition to the clear potential benefits. Materials and Methods Two reference dose quantities have been defined in order to promote the use of good technique in CT. These are weighted CT dose index (CTDIw) in (mGy) for a single slice in serial scanning or per rotation in helical scanning, and dose�length product (DLP) per complete examination (mGy.cm), All measurements were performed using a pencil shaped ionization chamber introduced into polymethyl methacrylate cylindrical brain and body phantoms. This survey was performed on 7 CT scanners in Khorasan Province-Iran. Results DLP for brain, chest, abdomen and pelvic examinations had a range of 255 - 1026, 76-1277, 48-737, 69-854 mGy.cm, respectively. Conclusion The results obtained in this study show that the DLP values obtained in this province are lower than European Commission reference dose levels (EC RDL), in other words performance of all the scanners were satisfactory.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WN Radiology . Diagnostic Imaging
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Medical Physics
Depositing User: ijmp ijmp
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 18:34
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 18:34
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4972

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