CT radiation dose in children: a survey to establish age-based diagnostic reference levels in Switzerland

@article{Verdun2008CTRD,
  title={CT radiation dose in children: a survey to establish age-based diagnostic reference levels in Switzerland},
  author={Francis R. Verdun and Daniel Gutierrez and John Paul Vader and Abbas Aroua and Leonor Trinidad Alamo-Maestre and François O. Bochud and François Gudinchet},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={1980-1986}
}
This work aimed at assessing the doses delivered in Switzerland to paediatric patients during computed tomography (CT) examinations of the brain, chest and abdomen, and at establishing diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for various age groups. Forms were sent to the ten centres performing CT on children, addressing the demographics, the indication and the scanning parameters: number of series, kilovoltage, tube current, rotation time, reconstruction slice thickness and pitch, volume CT dose… CONTINUE READING
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