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Current Australian national diagnostic reference levels for MDCT

The following tables present the current national DRLs for Multi Detector CT.

Table 1:   Australian adult (15+ years) MDCT DRLs
Australian adult (15+ years)
MDCT Diagnostic Reference Levels
Adult Protocol DLP (mGy.cm) CTDI vol (mGy)
Head 1000 60
Neck 600 30
Chest 450 15
AbdoPelvis 700 15
ChestAbdoPelvis 1200 30
Lumbar Spine 900 40


For more information see Adult DRLs information.

Table 2:   Australian child (5-14 years) MDCT DRLs
Australian Child (5-14 years)
MDCT Diagnostic Reference Levels
Child
Protocol
DLP
(mGy.cm)
CTDI vol
(mGy)
Head 600 35
Chest 110 5
AbdoPelvis 390 10


For more information see Paediatric DRLs information.

Table 3:   Australian baby/infant (0-4 years) MDCT DRLs
Australian Baby (0-4 years)
MDCT Diagnostic Reference Levels
Baby
Protocol
DLP
(mGy.cm)
CTDI vol
(mGy)
Head 470 30
Chest 60 2
AbdoPelvis 170 7


For more information see Paediatric DRLs information.

 


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