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ECR 2019 / C-1350
Impact of the employment of a new model of computed tomography in the radiation dose of head CT scans. Preliminary results in a series of 30 patients
Congress: ECR 2019
Poster No.: C-1350
Type: Scientific Exhibit
Keywords: Dosimetric comparison, Radiation safety, Equipment, CT, Neuroradiology brain
Authors: C. Gracia Serrano1, M. C. Planells Alduvin2, A. Barredo Sanchez1, M. Sirera Matilla1, E. Garcia Garrigos1, J. Arenas-Jimenez1; 1ALICANTE/ES, 2Alicante, Alicante/ES
DOI:10.26044/ecr2019/C-1350

Aims and objectives

 

Background

 

A large number of computed tomography scans are performed in everyday clinical practice nowadays; hence this technique has become the largest source of medical radiation.

 

The benefits of a computed tomography scan outweigh the risks provided that the exam is indicated and that it is optimized to get a good image quality with the lowest possible dose of radiation.

 

 

Our study

 

Recently, our hospital incorporated a new single-source CT equipment with a high sensitivity detector

 

The high sensitivity detector consists of the integration of analog-digital converters with the photodiodes of the CT detectors. This implies a reduction of the electronic noise in the image acquisition, entailing the possibility of lowering the radiation dose.

 

Therefore, the purpose of this study was to estimate the impact of employing a new single-source CT model with a high sensitivity detector in the radiation dose produced by a head CT scan.

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