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Patient doses in chest CT examinations: Comparison of various CT scanners

By Božović Predrag, Ciraj-Bjelac Olivera, Aranđić Danijela, Hadnađev Darka and Stojanović Sanja


This paper presents results from study on patient exposure level in chest CT examinations. CT scanners used in this study were various Siemens and General Electric (GE) models. Data on patient doses were collected for adult and pediatric patients. Doses measured for adult patients were lower then those determined as Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRL) for Europe, while doses for pediatric patients were similar to those found in published data. As for the manufactures, slightly higher doses were measured on GE devices, both for adult and pediatric patients

Topics: Computed tomography, Patient doses, Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering, TK1-9971
Publisher: Faculty of Technical Sciences in Cacak
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.2298/SJEE1301031B
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