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Five Year Review of Size and Age Specific CT Radiation Exposures

Friday, September 18, 2015 — Poster Session IV

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
FAES Terrace
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BIOENG-12

Authors

  • WC Kovacs
  • J Yao
  • LR Folio
  • RM Summers

Abstract

Over the past 5 years, over 50,000 CT scans have been performed to help track patient illness. The radiation associated with this procedure may be a risk factor for certain diseases, such as cancer, so it is necessary to ensure that patients are receiving doses that are as low as possible. Starting in mid-2009, most scanners at the NIH began providing dose information. Our goal was to fully extract this information, and examine the dose changes after dose reduction initiatives.

Category: Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics