Establishment of CT diagnostic reference levels in Ireland.

@article{Foley2012EstablishmentOC,
  title={Establishment of CT diagnostic reference levels in Ireland.},
  author={Shane J. Foley and Mark F. McEntee and Louise A. Rainford},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={85 1018},
  pages={1390-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To propose Irish CT diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) by collecting radiation doses for the most commonly performed CT examinations. METHODS A pilot study investigated the most frequent CT examinations. 40 CT sites were then asked to complete a survey booklet to allow the recording of CT parameters for each of 9 CT examinations during a 12-week period. Dose data [CT volume index (CTDI(vol)) and dose-length product (DLP)] on a minimum of 10 average-sized patients in each category… CONTINUE READING

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