Development of a method to estimate organ doses for pediatric CT examinations.

@article{Papadakis2016DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a method to estimate organ doses for pediatric CT examinations.},
  author={Antonios E. Papadakis and Kostas Perisinakis and John Damilakis},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2016},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={2108}
}
PURPOSE To develop a method for estimating doses to primarily exposed organs in pediatric CT by taking into account patient size and automatic tube current modulation (ATCM). METHODS A Monte Carlo CT dosimetry software package, which creates patient-specific voxelized phantoms, accurately simulates CT exposures, and generates dose images depicting the energy imparted on the exposed volume, was used. Routine head, thorax, and abdomen/pelvis CT examinations in 92 pediatric patients, ranging… CONTINUE READING
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