210 pages | 42 B/W Illus.
This book explores the physics of CT dosimetry and provides practical guidance on best practice for medical researchers and practitioners. A rigorous description of the basic physics of CT dosimetry is presented and illustrates flaws of the current methodology.
It also contains helpful (and rigorous) shortcuts to reduce the measurement workload for medical physicists. The mathematical rigor is accompanied by easily-understood physical explanations and numerous illustrative figures.
Chapter 1: Introduction and History
Chapter 2: Derivation of Dose Equations for Shift-Invariant Techniques and the Physical Interpretation of the CTDI-Paradigm
Chapter 3: Experimental Validation of a Versatile System of CT Dosimetry Using a Conventional Small Ion Chamber
Chapter 4: An Improved Analytical Primary Beam Model for CT Dose Simulation
Chapter 5: Cone Beam CT Dosimetry: A Unified and Self-Consistent Approach Including All Scan Modalities – With or Without Phantom Motion
Chapter 6: Analytical Equations for CT Dose Profiles Derived Using a Scatter Kernel of Monte Carlo Parentage Having Broad Applicability to CT Dosimetry Problems
Chapter 7: Dose Equations for Tube Current Modulation in CT Scanning and the Interpretation of the Associated CTDIvol
Chapter 8: Dose Equations for Shift-Variant CT Acquisition Modes Using Variable Pitch, Tube Current, and Aperture, and the Meaning of their Associated CTDIvol
Chapter 9: Stationary Table CT Dosimetry and Anomalous Scanner-Reported Values of CTDIvol
Chapter 10: Future Directions of CT Dosimetry and A Book Summary