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Monte Carlo dose index estimation in computed tomography

  • Received: 27 April 2020 Accepted: 27 June 2020 Published: 15 July 2020
  • We numerically study the computed tomography dose index (CTDI) quantity based on the Monte Carlo method using GATE software. In this work, it was demonstrated that the CTDI values decreased following an exponential form as a function of phantom diameter. As expected, the absorbed dose is shown to have a good relationship which increases linearly with X-ray tube current (mAs) values. The simulation presented in particularly that the (CTDI) dose increases not-linearly dependence with photon deposited energy (kVp). It seems that the average percent of the absorbed dose in the abdominal phantom was lower than the heat phantom object's absorbed dose, which was equal to 80%. In conclusion, the use of Monte Carlo simulation represents a dosimetry tool for radiation protection in the field of radiology imaging.

    Citation: Moncef ATI, Rachid BOUAMRANE, Djamel ADDI, Fatima Zohra MAROC, Fatima Zohra Mecheret. Monte Carlo dose index estimation in computed tomography[J]. AIMS Bioengineering, 2020, 7(4): 224-235. doi: 10.3934/bioeng.2020019

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  • We numerically study the computed tomography dose index (CTDI) quantity based on the Monte Carlo method using GATE software. In this work, it was demonstrated that the CTDI values decreased following an exponential form as a function of phantom diameter. As expected, the absorbed dose is shown to have a good relationship which increases linearly with X-ray tube current (mAs) values. The simulation presented in particularly that the (CTDI) dose increases not-linearly dependence with photon deposited energy (kVp). It seems that the average percent of the absorbed dose in the abdominal phantom was lower than the heat phantom object's absorbed dose, which was equal to 80%. In conclusion, the use of Monte Carlo simulation represents a dosimetry tool for radiation protection in the field of radiology imaging.


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    Acknowledgment



    The study was performed at the University of Sciences and technology-MB of Oran, Algeria. The authors acknowledge with gratitude the support from the Faculty of Physics. Our sincere thanks go out to all IBN BAJA Supercomputer team.

    Conflict of interest



    The authors declare no conflict of interest.

    Author contributions



    M.A. and R.B. conceived of the presented idea and performed the numerical simulations, to the analysis of the results and wrote the manuscript with input from all authors.

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