Parameter-based estimation of CT dose index and image quality using an in-house android™-based software

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Abstract

Compromise between radiation dose and image quality is essential in the use of CT imaging. CT dose index (CTDI) is currently the primary dosimetric formalisms in CT scan, while the low and high contrast resolutions are aspects indicating the image quality. This study was aimed to estimate CTDIvol and image quality measures through a range of exposure parameters variation. CTDI measurements were performed using PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) phantom of 16 cm diameter, while the image quality test was conducted by using catphan ® 600. CTDI measurements were carried out according to IAEA TRS 457 protocol using axial scan mode, under varied parameters of tube voltage, collimation or slice thickness, and tube current. Image quality test was conducted accordingly under the same exposure parameters with CTDI measurements. An Android™ based software was also result of this study. The software was designed to estimate the value of CTDIvol with maximum difference compared to actual CTDIvol measurement of 8.97%. Image quality can also be estimated through CNR parameter with maximum difference to actual CNR measurement of 21.65%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012037
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume694
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2016
Event13th South-East Asian Congress of Medical Physics, SEACOMP 2015 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 10 Dec 201512 Dec 2015

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