The purpose of this study was to investigate a practical patient dose index for assessing the patient organ dose from a conebeam computed tomography (CBCT) scan by comparing eight dose indices, i.e. CTDI100, CTDIIEC, CTDI∞, midpoint doses f(0)PMMA for a cylindrical polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) phantom, f(0)Ap for an anthropomorphic phantom and f(0)Pat for a prostate cancer patient, as well as the conventional size specific dose estimations (SSDEconv) and modified SSDE (SSDEmod), with organ dose for the prostate (ODprost) obtained via Monte Carlo (MC) simulation. The ODprost was the reference dose used to find the practical dose index at the center of the pelvic region of a prostate cancer patient. The smallest error rate with respect to the ODprost of 19.3 mGy (reference) among eight dose indices was 5% for f(0)Pat. The practical patient dose index was the f(0)Pat, which showed the smallest error with respect to the reference dose.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health