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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, L.
Ahmed, A.
Harderwijk, M.
Nasir, S.
Ndlovu, J.
Oliveira, M.
Santiago, A.
Hogg, Peter
Palavras-chave: Radiology
Pelvis phantom
Effective dose
AEC
Data: Mar-2014
Editora: Springer
Citação: Lança L, Franco L, Ahmed A, Harderwijk M, Marti C, Nasir S, et al. 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. In European Congress of Radiology, Vienna (Austria), 6th to 10th March 2014. Insights Imaging. 2014;5(1 Suppl):S165.
Resumo: Purpose: This study aims to investigate the influence of tube potential (kVp) variation in relation to perceptual image quality and effective dose 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 2 AFC visual grading software. PCXMC software was used to estimate the effective dose. 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. Effective dose results show a statistical significant decrease (p=0.000) on the 75th quartile from 0.3 mSv at 60 kVp to 0.1 mSv at 120 kVp when applying the 10 kVp rule in non-AEC mode. Conclusion: No significant reduction in perceptual image quality is observed when increasing kVp whilst a marked and significant effective dose reduction is observed.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/5539
DOI: 10.1007/s13244-014-0317-5
Versão do Editor: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13244-014-0317-5
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