Osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma are the most frequent paediatric bone tumors, mainly affecting subjects aged between 10 and 19, and it is extremely rare in children before the age of 5 . Since both of these tumors have a high probability of lung metastases, patients undergo a CT scan every 3 months in the first two years after the onset of the illness, and then one CT scan a year.
It is compulsory to minimize the probability of radiation damage  so the low dose...
Description of activity and work performed
The work was carried out in two steps. First, a retrospective analysis of all chest CT performed in our radiology department on osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma paediatric patients who underwent the first staging CT in the period 2013-2017 was carried out. All the exams were performed using a GE LightSpeed Pro32 scanner equipped with tube current modulation but without any iterative reconstruction method. A total number of 39 patients and 190 acquisitions were selected. The exams, resident on the PACS (Fuji Synapse), were retrieved and...
Conclusion and recommendations
After a deep analysis of all collected data and a critical review of the images in the light of their IQ scores, we could identify the most frequent problems, namely: high noise, wrong protocol choice, wrong selection of the scanning length, malfunctioning of the AEC due to centering errors and wrong positioning of patient gonads shielding (Fig. 6). One of the main problems regarding protocol choice was that the dedicated “Chest osteo low dose – children” protocol was frequently used without changing parameters according to...
V. Rossetti; AOU Città della Salute e della scienza, Turin/IT - nothing to disclose O. Rampado; Turin/IT - nothing to disclose G. Di Rosa; Turin/IT - nothing to disclose S. Bertana; Turin/IT - nothing to disclose F. Bertolino; Turin/IT - nothing to disclose R. Ropolo; Turin/IT - nothing to disclose
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