A retrospective descriptive study to compare the cumulative effective dose to the brain to accepted doses, in children from brain CT scans performed as follow-up for post cranial surgery.

Christopher Temba Sikwila, Khatija Amod

Abstract


To determine the cumulative radiation dose and its variation with age and pathology in post-cranial surgery children subjected to CT scan and compare this to the accepted effective dose range as determined by 2008 ICRP tissue weighting factors, in order to guide future protocol development / modifications for radiologists and neurosurgeons.