SU‐GG‐I‐37: Organ and Effective Dose in Pediatric Patient in 64‐Slice Computed Tomography

@article{Chen2008SUGGI37OA,
  title={SU‐GG‐I‐37: Organ and Effective Dose in Pediatric Patient in 64‐Slice Computed Tomography},
  author={H. Chen and Michael A. S. Lamba and Christopher N Alsip and Lisa C. Lemen},
  journal={Medical Physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={35},
  pages={2651-2651}
}
Purpose: The absorbed dose for the pediatric patient has been reported to be 1 to 2.6 times higher than in the adult using Monte Carlo simulations of head, chest, abdomen and pelvis examinations on single and/or 16‐slice computed tomography(CT)scanners. In the UK, a study investigated the effective dose for studies on a 4‐slice CTscanner using thermoluminescent dosimeters(TLDs). Our goal was to measure the organ dose and calculate the effective dose from clinical pediatric chest‐abdomen‐pelvis…