Effect of tube current modulation for dose estimation using a simulation toolon body CT examination

Ai Kawaguchi, Yuta Matsunaga, Masanao Kobayashi, Shoichi Suzuki, Kosuke Matsubara, Koichi Chida

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of tube current modulation for dose estimation of a body computed tomography (CT) examination using a simulation tool. The authors also compared longitudinal variations in tube current values between iterative reconstruction (IR) and filtered back-projection (FBP) reconstruction algorithms. One hundred patients underwent body CT examinations. The tube current values around 10 organ regions were recorded longitudinally from tube current information. The organ and effective doses were simulated by average tube current values and longitudinal modulated tube current values. The organ doses for the bladder and breast estimated by longitudinal modulated tube current values were 20 % higher and 25 % lower than those estimated using the average tube current values, respectively. The differences in effective doses were small (mean, 0.7 mSv). The longitudinal variations in tube current values were almost the same for the IR and FBP algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberncu340
Pages (from-to)562-568
Number of pages7
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Volume167
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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