Radiation Dose and Lifetime Risk of Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Patients Undergoing 16 Slice CT Emergency Examinations
Zakaria Tahiri1, Leila Jroundi2, Fatima Zahra Laamarni3, Mounir Mkimel4
1Zakaria Tahiri, Doctoral Study Center for Life and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Morocco.
2Leila Jroundi, Emergency Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rabat, Morocco.
3Fatima Zahra Laamarni, Emergency Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rabat, Morocco.
4Mounir Mkimel, Laboratory of Technology and Health Sciences, High Institute of Health Sciences, Settat, Morocco. 

Manuscript received on November 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 25, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 5821-5825 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D8635118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8635.118419

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Abstract: In this paper, we evaluate the patients effective and organ radiation dose in different CT emergency procedures and the associated lifetime risk of cancer incidence and mortality. The data were collected from 150 CT examinations. For each examination, we have collected CT exposure parameters including the number of series, tube voltage, various tube current values, patient age, gender, scan rotation time, slice width, number of slices, pitch, scan length, CT dose index (CTDIvol) and the Dose Length Product (DLP). Effective and organ doses were evaluated using DLP and k Coefficients from the European Guidelines and CT-Expo Software. Lifetime risk of cancer incidence and mortality were estimated using BEIR VII report conversion factors.
Keywords: Clinical Engineering, Computed Tomography, Radiation Doses, Radiation Protection.
Scope of the Article: Simulation Optimization and Risk Management.