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Jafari E, Abtahi S M M, Bakhshandeh M. Investigation of the effect of collimation on CT Dose distribution using EBT film and PMMA phantom. IJRSM. 2015; 3 (3) :43-56
URL: http://rsm.kashanu.ac.ir/article-1-149-en.html

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X-ray computed tomography is an imaging method which makes tomographic images with high contrast and resolution. However, CT-scans deliver much more radiation dose compared with other imaging techniques. The aim of this study was to evaluate two-dimensional dose distribution in a PMMA phantom as well as investigationof the effect ofcollimation factor on the dose distribution measuredusing GAF-Chromic EBT films. In this study the GAF-Chromic EBT films were cut to the dimensions of 6Í5 cm2 and exposured with different collimations (1, 3, 5, 7, 10 mm), while the other imaging parameters were fixed. After48 h post irradiation the films were reading using Power look 2100XL scanner model at the red channel. Then, the films were analyzed using MATLAB software.The optical density values ​​of each film wereatributed to the related absorbed dose. Image analysis showed that the dose distribution is non-uniform in CT-scan.Results showed that the CTDIvol measured by EBT filmswas more than that of shown on theoperator console. These differences in collimations of 1 mm and 10 mm were 13.5%AWT IMAGE1.25% and 0.7%AWT IMAGE1.25% respectively. It was also resulted that the CT dose was decresed withincrease in collimation. In addition, it was observed that the minimum and maximum dose were delivered by using  collimation factor of 10 mm and 1 mm respectively.

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