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Patient doses in CT examinations in 18 countries: initial results from International Atomic Energy Agency projects.

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Muhogora, WE; Ahmed, NA; Beganovic, A; Benider, A; Ciraj-Bjelac, O; Gershan, V; Gershkevitsh, E; Grupetta, E; Kharita, MH; Manatrakul, N ...
Published in: Radiat Prot Dosimetry
September 2009

The purpose of this prospective study at 73 facilities in 18 countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe was to investigate if the CT doses to adult patients in developing countries are higher than international standards. The dose assessment was performed in terms of weighted computed tomography dose index (CTDIw) and dose length product (DLP) for chest, chest (high resolution), lumbar spine, abdomen and pelvis CT examinations using standard methods. Except in one case, the mean CTDIw values were below diagnostic reference level (DRL) while for DLP, 17 % of situations were above DRLs. The resulting CT images were of adequate quality for diagnosis. The CTDIw and DLP data presented herein are largely similar to those from two recent national surveys. The study has shown a stronger need to create awareness and training of radiology personnel as well as monitoring of radiation doses in many developing countries so as to conform to the ALARA principle.

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Radiat Prot Dosimetry

DOI

EISSN

1742-3406

Publication Date

September 2009

Volume

136

Issue

2

Start / End Page

118 / 126

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Radiometry
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Prospective Studies
  • Pelvis
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • International Agencies
 

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Muhogora, W. E., Ahmed, N. A., Beganovic, A., Benider, A., Ciraj-Bjelac, O., Gershan, V., … Rehani, M. M. (2009). Patient doses in CT examinations in 18 countries: initial results from International Atomic Energy Agency projects. Radiat Prot Dosimetry, 136(2), 118–126. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncp144
Muhogora, W. E., N. A. Ahmed, A. Beganovic, A. Benider, O. Ciraj-Bjelac, V. Gershan, E. Gershkevitsh, et al. “Patient doses in CT examinations in 18 countries: initial results from International Atomic Energy Agency projects.Radiat Prot Dosimetry 136, no. 2 (September 2009): 118–26. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncp144.
Muhogora WE, Ahmed NA, Beganovic A, Benider A, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Gershan V, et al. Patient doses in CT examinations in 18 countries: initial results from International Atomic Energy Agency projects. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2009 Sep;136(2):118–26.
Muhogora, W. E., et al. “Patient doses in CT examinations in 18 countries: initial results from International Atomic Energy Agency projects.Radiat Prot Dosimetry, vol. 136, no. 2, Sept. 2009, pp. 118–26. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/rpd/ncp144.
Muhogora WE, Ahmed NA, Beganovic A, Benider A, Ciraj-Bjelac O, Gershan V, Gershkevitsh E, Grupetta E, Kharita MH, Manatrakul N, Milakovic M, Ohno K, Ben Omrane L, Ptacek J, Schandorf C, Shabaan MS, Stoyanov D, Toutaoui N, Wambani JS, Rehani MM. Patient doses in CT examinations in 18 countries: initial results from International Atomic Energy Agency projects. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2009 Sep;136(2):118–126.
Journal cover image

Published In

Radiat Prot Dosimetry

DOI

EISSN

1742-3406

Publication Date

September 2009

Volume

136

Issue

2

Start / End Page

118 / 126

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Radiometry
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Prospective Studies
  • Pelvis
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • International Agencies