Publications [#133537] of Terry T Yoshizumi
- TT Yoshizumi, SK Suneja, JS Teal, Practical CT dosimetry.,
Radiologic technology, vol. 60 no. 6
pp. 505-9, ISSN 0033-8397
(last updated on 2013/05/16)
The dose from computed tomography (CT) examinations is not negligible from a radiation safety standpoint. Occasionally, one encounters a case in which an unsuspected pregnant woman undergoes a CT pelvic scan, and the radiologist is required to estimate the dose to the fetus. This article addresses practical methods of CT dosimetry with a specific discussion on fetal dose estimate. Three methods are described: (1) the use of a dose chart, (2) the pencil ionization chamber method, and (3) the thermoluminescence dosimetry (TLD) method.
Female • Fetus • Humans • Pregnancy • Radiation Dosage • Radiation Monitoring • Thermoluminescent Dosimetry • Tomography, X-Ray Computed • United States • United States Food and Drug Administration • methods • methods* • radiation effects* • standards*