Radiation Doses in Adult Computed Tomography Practice in Serbia: Initial Results
Lazarević, Đorđe R.
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This work presents initial data on radiation doses in adult computed tomography (CT) in Serbia. Data were collected in terms of CT dose index (CTDIvol) and dose length product (DLP) values for head, chest and abdomen examination. The range of CTDIvol values was found to be 53-98, 11-34 and 8.5-227 mGy whereas for DLP was 803-1066, 350-845 and 1066-3078 mGy cm(-1) for head, chest and abdomen examination, respectively. Except for abdomen on one CT unit, all estimated values were in line with the reported data. This work also presents simple method on how to reduce radiation doses when scanning head. Using axial (step-and-shot) instead of helical mode and decreasing tube current-time product leads to significant dose reduction. CTDIvol was decreased by 20 % whereas DLP was reduced for a factor 2.
Source:Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 2014, 162, 1-2, 135-138
- Advanced technologies for monitoring and environmental protection from chemical pollutants and radiation burden (RS-43009)
- 2nd International Conference on Radiation and Dosimetry in Various Fields of Research RAD and The 2nd East European Radon Symposium (SEERAS), May 27-30, 2014, Nis, Serbia