Radiation Risk Estimation Tool for Head CT
journal contributionposted on 13.07.2017 by Lucy Anne Walton
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The file is an Excel Workbook which can be used to estimate the lifetime effective radiation risk and eye absorbed dose for a Head CT scan/s. The estimations enable the user to specify the protocol used (acquisition parameters), as well as the gender and age of the patient. The estimated risk and eye dose for multiple scans can also be estimated using this workbook. This data is applicable for a Toshiba 16 Aquilion CT Scanner, however the same methodological approach may be applied to develop estimation tools such as this one for other CT scanners. Please read the user manual before attempting to use the Excel Workbooks.