[CT-expo--a novel program for dose evaluation in CT]

Rofo. 2002 Dec;174(12):1570-6. doi: 10.1055/s-2002-35937.
[Article in German]


CT-Expo is a novel MS Excel application for assessing the radiation doses delivered to patients undergoing CT examinations, based on computational methods that were used to analyze the data collected in the German survey on CT practice in 1999. The program enables the calculation of all dose quantities of practical value, such as axial dose free-in-air, weighted CTDI, dose-length product, effective dose and uterine dose. In contrast to existing programs for CT dose assessment, CT-Expo offers a number of unique features, such as gender-specific dose calculation for all age groups (adults, children, newborns), applicability to all existing scanner models including correction of scanner-specific influences, and the possibility of comparison with the results from the German CT survey on CT practice. Three different application modules offer free and standardized dose calculations as well as a comprehensive benchmarking section including guidance on dose optimization. The program is available as shareware in both German and English version. Additional information and a demo version free of charge can be requested via e-mail from the author's address stamm.georg@mh-hannover. de) or from the web page http://www.mh-hannover.de/kliniken/radiologie/str_04.html.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Radiation Dosage*
  • Radiation Protection
  • Reference Values
  • Sex Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed* / standards
  • Uterus / radiation effects