Image Gently Vendor Summit: working together for better estimates of pediatric radiation dose from CT.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: Medical physicists currently use two standardized phantoms to estimate CT patient radiation dose. This "one-size-fits-all" adult model results in underestimates of displayed pediatric CT radiation dose on the console of current CT scanners. The purpose of this article is to discuss the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging Vendor Summit. CONCLUSION: Stakeholders were invited to discuss the development of better estimates of pediatric patient radiation dose. These stakeholders agreed to partner to improve CT radiation dose estimates for children.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Strauss, KJ; Goske, MJ; Frush, DP; Butler, PF; Morrison, G

Published Date

  • May 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 192 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1169 - 1175

PubMed ID

  • 19380538

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19380538

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.08.2172


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States