Radiation doses in cerebral perfusion computed tomography: patient and phantom study
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The purpose of this study was to investigate radiation doses in cerebral perfusion computed tomography (CT) examination. As a part of routine patient monitoring, data were collected on patients in terms of the skin dose and CT dose index (CTDIvol) and dose-length product (DLP) values. For the estimation of the dose to the lens a phantom study was performed. Dose values for skin and lens were below the threshold for deterministic effects. The results were also compared with already published data. For better comparison, the effective dose was also estimated. The values collected on patients were in the ranges 230680 mGy for CTDI and 21202740 mGy cm for DLP, while the skin dose and estimated effective dose were 340800 mGy and 4.96.3 mSv, respectively. These values measured in the phantom study were similar, while the doses estimated to the lens were 53 and 51 mGy for the right and left lens, respectively.