Organ-based tube current modulation in a clinical context: Dose reduction may be largely overestimated in breast tissue

@article{Euler2015OrganbasedTC,
  title={Organ-based tube current modulation in a clinical context: Dose reduction may be largely overestimated in breast tissue},
  author={Andr{\'e} Euler and Z Szucs-Farkas and Anna L. Falkowski and Nadine Kawel-B{\"o}hm and Luigia D’Errico and S{\'e}bastien Kopp and Jens Bremerich and Tilo Niemann},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={26},
  pages={2656-2662}
}
AbstractObjectivesOrgan-based tube current modulation aims to reduce exposure to radiosensitive organs like the breasts by considering their anatomical location and altering tube current during rotation. Former phantom studies demonstrated a dose reduction of 20–37 %. Our study aimed to estimate the potential of dose reduction with this technique in relation to the actual location of breast tissue in a large clinical cohort.MethodsA 1-year cohort of chest CTs of females (N=1,263) was… CONTINUE READING

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