Radiation exposure during paediatric CT in Sudan: CT dose, organ and effective doses

I. I. Suliman*, H. M. Khamis, T. H. Ombada, K. Alzimami, M. Alkhorayef, A. Sulieman

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةمقالمراجعة النظراء

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The purpose of this study was to assess the magnitude of radiation exposure during paediatric CT in Sudanese hospitals. Doses were determined from CT acquisition parameters using CT-Expo 2.1 dosimetry software. Doses were evaluated for three patient ages (0-1, 1-5 and 5-10 y) and two common procedures (head and abdomen). For children aged 0-1 y, volume CT air kerma index (Cvol), air Kerma-length product and effective dose (E) values were 19.1 mGy, 265 mGy.cm and 3.1 mSv, respectively, at head CT and those at abdominal CT were 8.8 mGy, 242 mGy.cm and 7.7 mSv, respectively. Those for children aged 1-5 y were 22.5 mGy, 305 mGy.cm and 1.1 mSv, respectively, at head CT and 12.6 mGy, 317 mGy.cm, and 5.1 mSv, respectively, at abdominal CT. Dose values and variations were comparable with those reported in the literature. Organ equivalent doses vary from 7.5 to 11.6 mSv for testes, from 9.0 to 10.0 mSv for ovaries and from 11.1 to 14.3 mSv for uterus in abdominal CT. The results are useful for dose optimisation and derivation of national diagnostic reference levels.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
رقم المقالncu321
الصفحات (من إلى)513-518
عدد الصفحات6
دوريةRadiation Protection Dosimetry
مستوى الصوت167
رقم الإصدار4
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - ديسمبر 1 2015

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