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Radiation dose reduction from low-kilovoltage liver computed tomography using multidetector row computed tomography

Radiation dose reduction from low-kilovoltage liver computed tomography using multidetector row computed tomography

Radiation Protection Dosimetry 154(1): 76-80

The primary goal of this study was to ascertain the reduction in radiation dose when conducting low-kilovoltage liver computed tomography (CT) examinations using multidetector row CT (MDCT). Fifty patients under follow-up who were diagnosed with liver cancer were examined using a 16-slice MDCT scanner and volume CT dose index (CTDI(vol)) measured according to the methods of examination, which were based on a three-phase CT scan conducted in the previous year and a four-phase CT scan was done a year later. Scanning parameters were 120 kVp-140 mA s, 120 kVp-120 mA s and 80 kVp-280 mA s. The CTDI(vol) was decreased to ∼47% at 80 kVp -280 mA s. The results indicate that low-kilovoltage liver CT is a useful means of reducing radiation doses.

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PMID: 22899218

DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncs153

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