Benchmarking pediatric cranial CT protocols using a dose tracking software system: a multicenter study

@article{Bondt2016BenchmarkingPC,
  title={Benchmarking pediatric cranial CT protocols using a dose tracking software system: a multicenter study},
  author={Timo De Bondt and Tom H. Mulkens and Federica Zanca and Lotte Pyfferoen and Jan Walther Casselman and Paul M. Parizel},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={27},
  pages={841-850}
}
To benchmark regional standard practice for paediatric cranial CT-procedures in terms of radiation dose and acquisition parameters. Paediatric cranial CT-data were retrospectively collected during a 1-year period, in 3 different hospitals of the same country. A dose tracking system was used to automatically gather information. Dose (CTDI and DLP), scan length, amount of retakes and demographic data were stratified by age and clinical indication; appropriate use of child-specific protocols was… CONTINUE READING