Comparison of Measured Values of CTDI and DPL with Standard Reference values of Different CT Scanners for dose Management

Authors(5) :-Issahaku Shirazu, Y. B Mensah, Cyril Schandorf, S. Y. Mensah, Alfred Owusu

The study is based on estimate of CTDI and DLP values for patients' dose optimization procedures. Technical parameters were obtained for three groups of randomly selected patients undergoing abdominal CT examinations of 320 patients of age 20-80 years. The measured values were obtained on image data and the standard reference values of various machines were obtained from service manual as part of QC/QA and the recommended values from ICRP publication 103. The mean CTDI and DLP parameters were; 6.33mGy and 936.25mGy respectively. Furthermore, the mean recorded values of CTDIVOL values were well within ICRP recommendation when the protocol was completed in one scan. On the other hand, in the case of multiscan the total CTDIVol was higher than the ICRP recommendations. While the mean DLP values were higher than the recommended value of 780 mGy-cm by ICRP publication 103. Finally, approximately 37% of the total varied CTDI and DLP values were higher than the recommended dose by ICRP publication 103.

Authors and Affiliations

Issahaku Shirazu
University of Cape Coast, School of Agriculture and Physical Sciences Faculty of Physical Sciences, Department of Physics, Cape coast, Ghana
Y. B Mensah
University of Ghana Medical School, Department of Radiology, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra Ghana
Cyril Schandorf
Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
S. Y. Mensah
Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Radiological and Medical Sciences Research Institute, Medical Radiation Physics Centre, Accra, Ghana
Alfred Owusu
University of Cape Coast, School of Agriculture and Physical Sciences Faculty of Physical Sciences, Department of Physics, Cape coast, Ghana

CTDIVOL, DLP, ICRP, Dose Optimisation, Air Karma Index

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 185-190
Manuscript Number : IJSRST17319
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Issahaku Shirazu, Y. B Mensah, Cyril Schandorf, S. Y. Mensah, Alfred Owusu, " Comparison of Measured Values of CTDI and DPL with Standard Reference values of Different CT Scanners for dose Management", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.185-190 , January-February-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST17319

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