Computed tomography (CT) is a non-invasive technique that uses ionizing radiation; and the increased use of this technique produced in the last two decades an increase in the dose of collective radiation. [1,2]. The biological effects associated with ionizing radiation can be classified into stochastic and deterministic effects. Stochastic effects refer to the probability of generating changes or damage to the DNA and the rigor increases if the radiation dose increases. In contrast, deterministic effects result in the death of a cell, tissue or organ...
Description of activity and work performed
The design, development, and implementation of the automated CT monitoring system, a phased design was implemented, which was carried out during the second half of 2018, for subsequent implementation in 2019.
Phase 1: Development and implementation
The monitoring platform was developed in MATLAB, which granted a) the use and integration of tools for DICOM image analysis, b) implementation of hypertext transfer protocols and c) use of DICOM transfer tools, which allowed the integration of the platform with the RIS (Radiology Information System) and...
Conclusion and recommendations
Automated dose monitoring tools such as the one developed in this article facilitates the processes of education, audit, and optimization of the different tomography protocols, also of being a methodology that is in line with the objectives of regulation and dose reduction in the radiology studies proposed by organisms and associations of control and radiological protection.
Due to being a tool developed on-site, it is a tool designed exclusively for the analysis of tomography studies carried out within the radiology department, so the integration of...
D. R. Ortigoza; Cali/CO - Investigator at Fundación Valle del Lili J. F. Orejuela; Cali/CO - Investigator at Fundación Valle del Lili V. Mejia; Cali, VALLE DEL CAUCA/CO - Investigator at Fundación Valle del Lili A. M. Granados; Cali, VALLE DEL CAUCA/CO - Investigator at Fundación Valle del Lili
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