Diagnostic reference levels for paediatric CT in Jordan

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dc.contributor.author Mohammad, Rawashdeh
dc.contributor.author Mostafa, Abdelrahman
dc.contributor.author Maha, Zaitoun
dc.contributor.author Charbel, Saade
dc.contributor.author Alewaidat, Haytham A.
dc.contributor.author McEntee, Mark F.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-09T10:16:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-09T10:16:41Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-28
dc.identifier.citation Mohammad, R., Mostafa, A., Maha, Z., Charbel, S., Alewaidat, H. A. and McEntee, M. F. (2019) 'Diagnostic reference levels for paediatric CT in Jordan', Journal of Radiological Protection. doi: 10.1088/1361-6498/ab3ee2 en
dc.identifier.issn 0952-4746
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8469
dc.identifier.doi 10.1088/1361-6498/ab3ee2 en
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to investigate the current status of Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRL) in paediatric CT across Jordan. The dose data for four main CT examinations (brain, chest, abdominopelvic, and Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis (CAP)) in hospitals and imaging centres (n = 4) were measured. The volume CT dose index (CTDIvol) and Dose Length Product (DLP) values were compared within the different hospitals and age groups (<1 year, 1-4 years, 5-10 years and 11-18 years). DRL in Jordan were compared to international DRLs. The paediatric population consisted of 1,818 children; 61.4% of them were male. There were significant variations between the DRLs for each CT scanner with an up to four-fold difference in dose between hospitals. There were apparent significant differences between Jordan and other countries with the DLPs in Jordan being relatively high. However, for CTDIvol, the values in Jordan were close to those of other countries. This study confirmed variations in the CTDIvol and DLP values of paediatric CT scans in Jordan. These variations were attributed to the different protocols and equipment used. There is a need to optimise paediatric CT examinations doses in Jordan. en
dc.description.sponsorship Jordan University of Science and Technology (Grant No.20180322) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IOP Publishing en
dc.relation.uri http://iopscience.iop.org/10.1088/1361-6498/ab3ee2
dc.rights © 2019, Society for Radiological Protection. Published on behalf of SRP by IOP Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. This Accepted Manuscript is available for reuse under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence after a 12 month embargo period. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.subject Radiation dose en
dc.subject Optimisation en
dc.subject CTDIvol en
dc.subject DLP en
dc.title Diagnostic reference levels for paediatric CT in Jordan en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mark Mcentee, School Of Clinical Therapies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mark.mcentee@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2020-08-28
dc.date.updated 2019-09-06T12:11:31Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 499406474
dc.contributor.funder Jordan University of Science and Technology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Radiological Protection en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mark.mcentee@ucc.ie en
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