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Título: 10 kVp rule – An anthropomorphic pelvis phantom imaging study using a CR system: impact on image quality and effective dose using AEC and manual mode
Autor: Lança, Luís
Franco, Loris
Ahmed, Abdulfatah
Harderwijk, Marloes
Narti, Chloe
Nasir, Sadeeda
Ndlovu, Junior
Oliveira, Miguel
Santiago, Ana Rita
Hogg, Peter
Palavras-chave: Radiology
AEC
10 kVp rule
Perceptual image quality
Effective dose
CR
Data: Nov-2014
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Lança L, Franco L, Ahmed A, Harderwijk M, Marti C, Nasir S, et al. 10 kVp rule – An anthropomorphic pélvis phantom imaging study using a CR system: impact on image quality and effective dose using AEC and manual mode. Radiography. 2014;20(4):333-8.
Resumo: Purpose - This study aims to investigate the influence of tube potential (kVp) variation in relation to perceptual image quality and effective dose (E) for pelvis using automatic exposure control (AEC) and non-AEC in a Computed Radiography (CR) system. Methods and materials - To determine the effects of using AEC and non-AEC by applying the 10 kVp rule in two experiments using an anthropomorphic pelvis phantom. Images were acquired using 10 kVp increments (60–120 kVp) for both experiments. The first experiment, based on seven AEC combinations, produced 49 images. The mean mAs from each kVp increment were used as a baseline for the second experiment producing 35 images. A total of 84 images were produced and a panel of 5 experienced observers participated for the image scoring using the two alternative forced choice (2AFC) visual grading software. PCXMC software was used to estimate E. Results - A decrease in perceptual image quality as the kVp increases was observed both in non-AEC and AEC experiments, however no significant statistical differences (p > 0.05) were found. Image quality scores from all observers at 10 kVp increments for all mAs values using non-AEC mode demonstrates a better score up to 90 kVp. E results show a statistically significant decrease (p = 0.000) on the 75th quartile from 0.37 mSv at 60 kVp to 0.13 mSv at 120 kVp when applying the 10 kVp rule in non-AEC mode. Conclusion - Using the 10 kVp rule, no significant reduction in perceptual image quality is observed when increasing kVp whilst a marked and significant E reduction is observed.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/3570
DOI: 10.1016/j.radi.2014.04.007
Versão do Editor: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1078817414000546
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