A dose comparison survey in CT departments of dedicated paediatric hospitals in Australia and Saudi Arabia.

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dc.contributor.author Mohiy, HA en
dc.contributor.author Sim, Hiow Hui en
dc.contributor.author Seeram, E en
dc.contributor.author Annabell, N en
dc.contributor.author Geso, M en
dc.contributor.author Mandarano, G en
dc.contributor.author Davidson, R en
dc.coverage.spatial China en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-14T02:35:06Z en
dc.date.issued 2012-10-28 en
dc.identifier.citation World Journal of Radiology 4(10):431-431 Jan 2012 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/21868 en
dc.description.abstract AIM: To measure and compare computed tomography (CT) radiation doses delivered to patients in public paediatric hospitals in Australia and Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Doses were measured for routine CT scans of the head, chest and abdomen/pelvis for children aged 3-6 years in all dedicated public paediatric hospitals in Australia and Saudi Arabia using a CT phantom measurement cylinder. RESULTS: CT doses, using the departments’ protocols for 3-6 year old, varied considerably between hospitals. Measured head doses varied from 137.6 to 528.0 mGy·cm, chest doses from 21.9 to 92.5 mGy·cm, and abdomen/pelvis doses from 24.9 to 118.0 mGy·cm. Mean head and abdomen/pelvis doses delivered in Saudi Arabian paediatric CT departments were significantly higher than those in their Australian equivalents. CONCLUSION: CT dose varies substantially across Australian and Saudi Arabian paediatric hospitals. Therefore, diagnostic reference levels should be established for major anatomical regions to standardise dose. en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Journal of Radiology en
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dc.subject Computed tomography en
dc.subject Dosimetry en
dc.subject Paediatric en
dc.subject Radiation dose en
dc.title A dose comparison survey in CT departments of dedicated paediatric hospitals in Australia and Saudi Arabia. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.4329/wjr.v4.i10.431 en
pubs.issue 10 en
pubs.begin-page 431 en
pubs.volume 4 en
dc.identifier.pmid 23150767 en
pubs.end-page 438 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 426775 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1949-8470 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-03-14 en
pubs.dimensions-id 23150767 en

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