Study of Scanning Dose Optimization on Chest and Abdomen Enhanced CT Imaging


Objective: To investigate the correlation between radiation dose and radiation risk when patients are scanned by 64-slice spiral CT. Materials and Methods: SPSS 17.0 is used statistically for analyzing the patient’s scanning parameters, radiation dose of monitoring and examining the patients who are scanning of their abdomen, chest and pelvic in our affiliated hospital. Results: SPSS statistical analysis shows that the factor related to radiation dose is scanning layer; the basic characteristics such as height and heart rate don’t affect the patient’s scan dose directly. Conclusion: Increasing the delay time after injection can reduce the scan numbers and monitoring layers of the machine, thus reduce the patient’s radiation dose and tube’s exposure time.

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Z. Huang, L. Zhong, B. Xiao and G. Cao, "Study of Scanning Dose Optimization on Chest and Abdomen Enhanced CT Imaging," Journal of Signal and Information Processing, Vol. 4 No. 2, 2013, pp. 145-148. doi: 10.4236/jsip.2013.42021.

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