Practical CT dosimetry.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The dose from computed tomography (CT) examinations is not negligible from a radiation safety standpoint. Occasionally, one encounters a case in which an unsuspected pregnant woman undergoes a CT pelvic scan, and the radiologist is required to estimate the dose to the fetus. This article addresses practical methods of CT dosimetry with a specific discussion on fetal dose estimate. Three methods are described: (1) the use of a dose chart, (2) the pencil ionization chamber method, and (3) the thermoluminescence dosimetry (TLD) method.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yoshizumi, TT; Suneja, SK; Teal, JS

Published Date

  • July 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 505 - 509

PubMed ID

  • 2762539

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8397


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States