A dose comparison survey in CT departments of dedicated paediatric hospitals in Australia and Saudi Arabia

Al Mohiy, Hussain and sim, Jenny and Seeram, Euclid and Annabell, Nathan and Geso, Moshi and Mandarano, Giovanni and Davidson, Rob (2012) A dose comparison survey in CT departments of dedicated paediatric hospitals in Australia and Saudi Arabia. A dose comparison survey in CT departments of dedicated paediatric hospitals in Australia and Saudi Arabia, 444 (10). pp. 431-438. ISSN 1949-8470

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

AIM: To measure and compare computed tomography (CT) radiation doses delivered to patients in public paediatric hospitals in Australia and Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Doses were measured for routine CT scans of the head, chest and abdomen/pelvis for children aged 3-6 years in all dedicated public paediatric hospitals in Australia and Saudi Arabia using a CT phantom measurement cylinder. RESULTS: CT doses, using the departments’ protocols for 3-6 year old, varied considerably between hospitals. Measured head doses varied from 137.6 to 528.0 mGy·cm, chest doses from 21.9 to 92.5 mGy·cm, and abdomen/pelvis doses from 24.9 to 118.0 mGy·cm. Mean head and abdomen/pelvis doses delivered in Saudi Arabian paediatric CT departments were significantly higher than those in their Australian equivalents. CONCLUSION: CT dose varies substantially across Australian and Saudi Arabian paediatric hospitals. Therefore, diagnostic reference levels should be established for major anatomical regions to standardise dose.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Radiological Sciences
Divisions | الكلية: College of Applied Medical Sciences > Radiological Sciences
Depositing User: Hussain Almohiy
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 08:56
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/4241

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