Dose Estimating Application Software Modification: Additional Function of a Size-Specific Effective Dose Calculator and Auto Exposure Control

Masanao Kobayashi, Yasuki Asada, Kosuke Matsubara, Shouichi Suzuki, Yuta Matsunaga, Tomonobu Haba, Ai Kawaguchi, Tomihiko Daioku, Hiroshi Toyama, Ryoichi Kato

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Abstract

Adequate dose management during computed tomography is important. In the present study, the dosimetric application software ImPACT was added to a functional calculator of the size-specific dose estimate and was part of the scan settings for the auto exposure control (AEC) technique. This study aimed to assess the practicality and accuracy of the modified ImPACT software for dose estimation. We compared the conversion factors identified by the software with the values reported by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 204, and we noted similar results. Moreover, doses were calculated with the AEC technique and a fixed-tube current of 200 mA for the chest-pelvis region. The modified ImPACT software could estimate each organ dose, which was based on the modulated tube current. The ability to perform beneficial modifications indicates the flexibility of the ImPACT software. The ImPACT software can be further modified for estimation of other doses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-540
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Volume174
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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