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Radiation doses in cerebral perfusion computed tomography: patient and phantom study

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by Arandjic, D.; Ciraj-Bjelac, O. (Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Radiation Protection Department, Belgrade (Serbia)); Bonutti, F.; Floreani, M.; Padovani, R. (Medical Physics Department, University Hospital, Udine (Italy)); Biasizzo, E.; Iaiza, F.; Tommasini, G. (Neuroradiology Department, University Hosipital, Udine (Italy)); Giustizieri, M. (University School for Radiographers, Udine (Italy)); Inkoom, S. (Radiation Protection Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Legon, Accra (Ghana)) 

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 230-680 mGy for CTDI and 2120-2740 mGy cm for DLP, while the skin dose and estimated effective dose were 340-800 mGy and 4.9-6.3 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. (authors)

Source/Report: Radiation Protection Dosimetry; v. 154(4); ISSN 0144-8420; Worldcat; May 2013; p. 459-464; Available from doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncs260; Country of input: France; 29 refs

Publ. Year: 2013

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