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zeige Details Chan, C.-Y., Wong, Yiu-chung, ... Radiation dose reduction in paediatric cranial CT
in: Pediatric radiology , ISSN 1432-1998, Vol. 29 (10. 1999), p. 770-775
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Abstract Background. There is no consensus about the optimal milliamperage-second (mAs) settings for computed tomography (CT). Most operators follow the recommended settings of the manufacturers, but these may not be the most appropriate settings. Objective. To determine whether a lower radiation dose technique could be used in CT of the paediatric brain without jeopardising the diagnostic accuracy of the images. Materials and methods. A randomised prospective trial. A group of 53 children underwent CT using manufacturer's default levels of 200 or 250 mAs; 47 underwent scanning at 125 or 150 mAs. Anatomical details and the confidence level in reaching a diagnosis were evaluated by two radiologists in a double-blinded manner using a 4-point scoring system. Results. For both readers there was no statistically significant difference in the confidence level for reaching a diagnosis between the two groups. The 95 % confidence intervals and P values were –0.9–1.1 and 0.13 (reader 1) and –1.29–1.37 and 0.70 (reader 2), respectively. Reliability tests showed the results were consistent. Conclusions. The recommended level may not be the optimum setting. Dose reduction of 40 % is possible on our system in paediatric brain CT without affecting the diagnostic quality of the images.
Copyright: Copyright 1999 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
beteiligte Personen: Chan, C.-Y. , Wong, Yiu-chung , Chau, Luen-fai , Yu, S.-K. , Lau, Po-chung
Format: Elektronisch
Erschienen: 1999.
Serie: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000 [Dig. Serial]
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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s002470050692

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