Aims and objectives: Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine. Full-spine radiography is the golden standard for identifying and monitoring this disease occurring in approximately 2-4% of children aged six to fourteen (1). Imaging is required to help in the decision regarding treatment by characterizing […]

Methods and materials: Phantom: A phantom study was performed using an adult humanoid Rando Alderson Phantom (The Phantom Laboratory, Greenwich, NY). These phantoms are molded of tissue-equivalent material and are designed within highly sophisticated technological constraints. The phantom is transected-horizontally into[…]

Results: Radiation dose For the PA and LAT view protocols the DAP varied from 14.3 μGym² to 176.8 μGym² and from 53.0 μGym² to 214.9 μGym² respectively. The presence of the anti-scatter grid increased dose by 132 %, the use of a 0.3 mm Cu filter decreased dose by 65 %. The use of 102 kVp in PA view increased[…]

Conclusion: According to this phantom study an optimal protocol for a whole-spine radiograph was identified with anti-scatter grid and filtration. With this protocol radiation dose was reduced by approximately 70 % for PA view and 30 % for LAT view radiographs.

Personal information: Caroline Ernst, MD, department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Nico Buls, Phd, Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Armand Laumen, MD, Department of Orthopedics, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Armand.Laumen@uzbru[…]

References: Knott P, Pappo E, Cameron M, et all. Sosort 2012 concensus paper: reducing x-ray exposure in patients with scoliosis. Scoliosis 2014, 9:4; http:/ Yvert M, Diallo A, Bessou P, et all. Radiography of scoliosis: comparative dose levels and image quality between a d[…]
Originele taal-2English
StatusPublished - 2016
EvenementEuropean Conference of Radiology - Austria Center Vienna, Wenen, United Kingdom
Duur: 2 mrt 20166 mrt 2016


ConferenceEuropean Conference of Radiology
LandUnited Kingdom

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DOI: 10.1594/ecr2016/C-0649


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