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

H Al Mohiy, Jenny Sim, Euclid SEERAM, N Annabell, Moshi Geso, G. Mandarano, Rob DAVIDSON

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-438
Number of pages8
JournalWorld Journal of Radiology
Volume4
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Mohiy, H Al ; Sim, Jenny ; SEERAM, Euclid ; Annabell, N ; Geso, Moshi ; Mandarano, G. ; DAVIDSON, Rob. / A dose comparison survey of CT departments in dedicated paediatric hospitals in Australia and Saudi Arabia. In: World Journal of Radiology. 2012 ; Vol. 4, No. 10. pp. 431-438.
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In: World Journal of Radiology, Vol. 4, No. 10, 2012, p. 431-438.

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