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Computed tomography - techniques, image quality and patient dose

Objective

CT is a procedure with relative high radiation exposure of the patient and with large variations in exposures between hospitals. The objective of this project is to obtain insight and guidance for the clinical application of CT in European countries. Information will be collected with regard to CT technique and to patient dose in relation to a large variety of clinical problems. A European evaluation of image quality will be performed for a limited number of CT procedures. New insights will be incorporated in the revision of European Quality Criteria for CT. New data for calculating effective doses for new types of CT scanners will be provided. Assessment of patient dose is stimulated by publication of a database on the Internet.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

LEIDEN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2300 RC Leiden
Netherlands

Participants (9)

AARHUS KOMMUNEHOSPITAL - AARHUS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Denmark
Address
44,Noerrebrogade 44
8000 Aarhus C
DR. VON HAUNERSCHES KINDERSPITAL
Germany
Address
Lindwurmstrasse 4
80337 München
GSF-RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Germany
Address
Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
85764 Oberschleissheim
NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD
United Kingdom
Address

OX11 0RQ Didcot,harwell,chilton
OSPEDALE BELLARIA AZIENDA USL CITTA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Altura 3
40139 Bologna
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Mri Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital
OX3 9DU Oxford
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Plasa De Cristo Rey
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ciudad Universitaria S/n
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Switzerland
Address
Peteragraben 4
4031 Basel