Dose-length product of scanners correlates with DNA damage in patients undergoing contrast CT.

@article{Beels2012DoselengthPO,
  title={Dose-length product of scanners correlates with DNA damage in patients undergoing contrast CT.},
  author={Laurence Beels and Klaus Bacher and P. A. T. Smeets and Koenraad Verstraete and Anne Vral and Hubert Thierens},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 7},
  pages={1495-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Computed tomography (CT) exams contribute for a large part to the population's radiation burden. This study addresses the question if dose settings of scanners expressed by dose-length product (DLP) are correlated with directly measurable biological effects in patients. METHODS DLP, blood dose, effective dose and DNA damage were analyzed for patients undergoing a thoracic or abdominal contrast CT scan on two CT scanners with different dose settings. The DNA damage was assessed by… CONTINUE READING

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