Female breast radiation exposure during thorax multidetector computed tomography and the effectiveness of bismuth breast shield to reduce breast radiation dose


Yilmaz M. H. , ALBAYRAM S., YASAR D., Ozer H. , Adaletli I. , SELCUK D., ...More

JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY, vol.31, no.1, pp.138-142, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.rct.0000235070.50055.e6
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-142

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of our study was to determine the breast radiation dose when performing routine thoracic multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). We also evaluated dose reduction and the effect on image quality of using a bismuth breast shield when performing thoracic MDCT.