Patient-specific radiation dose and cancer risk estimation in CT: part I. development and validation of a Monte Carlo program.

@article{Li2011PatientspecificRD,
  title={Patient-specific radiation dose and cancer risk estimation in CT: part I. development and validation of a Monte Carlo program.},
  author={Xiang Li and Ehsan Samei and William Paul Segars and Gregory M. Sturgeon and James G. Colsher and Greta I. Toncheva and Terry T. Yoshizumi and Donald P Frush},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={397-407}
}
PURPOSE Radiation-dose awareness and optimization in CT can greatly benefit from a dose-reporting system that provides dose and risk estimates specific to each patient and each CT examination. As the first step toward patient-specific dose and risk estimation, this article aimed to develop a method for accurately assessing radiation dose from CT examinations. METHODS A Monte Carlo program was developed to model a CT system (LightSpeed VCT, GE Healthcare). The geometry of the system, the… CONTINUE READING