Optimal tube potential for radiation dose reduction in pediatric CT: principles, clinical implementations, and pitfalls.

@article{Yu2011OptimalTP,
  title={Optimal tube potential for radiation dose reduction in pediatric CT: principles, clinical implementations, and pitfalls.},
  author={L Yu and Michael R. Bruesewitz and Kristen B. Thomas and Joel G. Fletcher and James M. Kofler and Cynthia H. McCollough},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={835-48}
}
In addition to existing strategies for reducing radiation dose in computed tomographic (CT) examinations, such as the use of automatic exposure control, use of the optimal tube potential also may help improve image quality or reduce radiation dose in pediatric CT examinations. The main benefit of the use of a lower tube potential is that it provides improved contrast enhancement, a characteristic that may compensate for the increase in noise that often occurs at lower tube potentials and that… CONTINUE READING