Special Issue "Radiation Dose Management in Computed Tomography"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 3 July 2023 | Viewed by 2309
CT plays a crucial role in contemporary clinical medicine; however, harmful effects of radiation exposure is a major concern about the application of this advanced imaging. Biological and epidemiological researches are still ongoing to assess the effects of low-dose radiation exposure on human health. Advances in CT technologies, including efficient exposure modulation and noise-reduction image reconstruction techniques, aid to reduce radiation dose with preserving image quality and diagnostic performance. The volume CT dose index and dose-length product are recorded for all examinations as indices of radiation dose, and may be converted into the size-specific dose estimate or effective dose. Dose indices are monitored in daily clinical practice and analyzed to determine standard dose in each imaging facility, i.e., local diagnostic reference level (DRL). Radiation dose management systems are commercially available and support monitoring and analysis of recorded dose indices. The local DRLs for various protocols are compared periodically with national or regional DRLs for each facility to recognize need for further optimization, and national or regional DRLs are revised periodically. These efforts for radiation dose management are especially important for children because of their high radiosensitivity and long life expectancy.
This Special Issue will focus on research papers, perspectives, and reviews informing the readers about various aspects of radiation dose management in CT. Expected submissions include those describing summaries or future directions of biological and epidemiological studies, educational contents about CT technologies or dose indices, researches on novel technologies and its application, practical advice for daily and periodical radiation dose management, establishment and use of DRLs, and issues of pediatric imaging.
Dr. Yusuke Inoue
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- computed tomography
- ionizing radiation
- dianostic reference level
- image reconstruction
- pediatric imaging