Evaluation of Size Correction Factor for Size-specific Dose Estimates (SSDE) Calculation
Size-specific dose estimates(SSDE)算出のためのsize correction factor の検討

Kazufusa Mizonobe, Yuta Shiraishi, Satoshi Nakano, Chiaki Fukuda, Osamu Asanuma, Kohei Harada, Hiroyuki Date
2016 Japanese Journal of Radiological Technology  
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Report No.204 recommends the size-specific dose estimates (SSDE) , wherein SSDE=computed tomography dose index-volume (CTDIvol )´size correction factor (SCF), as an index of the CT dose to consider patient thickness. However, the study on SSDE has not been made yet for area detector CT (ADCT) device such as a 320-row CT scanner. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the SCF values for ADCT by means of a simulation technique to look into
more » ... he differences in SCF values due to beam width. In the simulation, to construct the geometry of the Aquilion ONE X-ray CT system (120 kV), the dose ratio and the effective energies were measured in the cone angle and fan angle directions, and these were incorporated into the simulation code, Electron Gamma Shower Ver.5 (EGS5). By changing the thickness of a PMMA phantom from 8 cm to 40 cm, CTDIvol and SCF were determined. The SCF values for the beam widths in conventional and volume scans were calculated. The differences among the SCF values of conventional, volume scans, and AAPM were up to 23.0%. However, when SCF values were normalized in a phantom of 16 cm diameter, the error tended to decrease for the cases of thin body thickness, such as those of children. It was concluded that even if beam width and device are different, the SCF values recommended by AAPM are useful in clinical situations.
doi:10.6009/jjrt.2016_jsrt_72.9.727 pmid:27647595 fatcat:eruqasaec5ffhkgidoszpvh4xm