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dc.contributor.authorde Las Heras Gala, H
dc.contributor.authorTorresin, A
dc.contributor.authorDasu, A
dc.contributor.authorRampado, O
dc.contributor.authorDelis, H
dc.contributor.authorHernández Girón, I
dc.contributor.authorTheodorakou, Chrysoula
dc.contributor.authorAndersson, J
dc.contributor.authorHolroyd, J
dc.contributor.authorNilsson, M
dc.contributor.authorEdyvean, S
dc.contributor.authorGershan, V
dc.contributor.authorHadid-Beurrier, L
dc.contributor.authorHoog, C
dc.contributor.authorDelpon, G
dc.contributor.authorSancho Kolster, I
dc.contributor.authorPeterlin, P
dc.contributor.authorGarayoa Roca, J
dc.contributor.authorCaprile, P
dc.contributor.authorZervides, C
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-11T15:08:45Z
dc.date.available2017-07-11T15:08:45Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-08
dc.identifier.citationQuality control in cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) EFOMP-ESTRO-IAEA protocol (summary report). 2017 Phys Meden
dc.identifier.issn1724-191X
dc.identifier.pmid28602688
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejmp.2017.05.069
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/620437
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the guideline presented in this article is to unify the test parameters for image quality evaluation and radiation output in all types of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems. The applications of CBCT spread over dental and interventional radiology, guided surgery and radiotherapy. The chosen tests provide the means to objectively evaluate the performance and monitor the constancy of the imaging chain. Experience from all involved associations has been collected to achieve a consensus that is rigorous and helpful for the practice. The guideline recommends to assess image quality in terms of uniformity, geometrical precision, voxel density values (or Hounsfield units where available), noise, low contrast resolution and spatial resolution measurements. These tests usually require the use of a phantom and evaluation software. Radiation output can be determined with a kerma-area product meter attached to the tube case. Alternatively, a solid state dosimeter attached to the flat panel and a simple geometric relationship can be used to calculate the dose to the isocentre. Summary tables including action levels and recommended frequencies for each test, as well as relevant references, are provided. If the radiation output or image quality deviates from expected values, or exceeds documented action levels for a given system, a more in depth system analysis (using conventional tests) and corrective maintenance work may be required.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Physica medica : PM : an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology : official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB)en
dc.titleQuality control in cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) EFOMP-ESTRO-IAEA protocol (summary report).en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentQUART GmbH & Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Munich, Germanyen
dc.identifier.journalPhysica Medicaen
html.description.abstractThe aim of the guideline presented in this article is to unify the test parameters for image quality evaluation and radiation output in all types of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems. The applications of CBCT spread over dental and interventional radiology, guided surgery and radiotherapy. The chosen tests provide the means to objectively evaluate the performance and monitor the constancy of the imaging chain. Experience from all involved associations has been collected to achieve a consensus that is rigorous and helpful for the practice. The guideline recommends to assess image quality in terms of uniformity, geometrical precision, voxel density values (or Hounsfield units where available), noise, low contrast resolution and spatial resolution measurements. These tests usually require the use of a phantom and evaluation software. Radiation output can be determined with a kerma-area product meter attached to the tube case. Alternatively, a solid state dosimeter attached to the flat panel and a simple geometric relationship can be used to calculate the dose to the isocentre. Summary tables including action levels and recommended frequencies for each test, as well as relevant references, are provided. If the radiation output or image quality deviates from expected values, or exceeds documented action levels for a given system, a more in depth system analysis (using conventional tests) and corrective maintenance work may be required.


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