Skip to main content

Table 1 Summary of patient studies. In some cases, the information necessary to calculate the effective dose was not available

From: A CT method for following patients with both prosthetic replacement and implanted tantalum beads: preliminary analysis with a pelvic model and in seven patients

Patient number Study type Pixel size, first scan (mm) Slice spacing, first scan (mm) Pixel size, second scan (mm) Slice spacing, second scan (mm) Effective radiation dose (mSv)
1 Provocation 0.23 0.5 0.23 0.5 NA
2 Double examination 0.81 0.5 0.81 0.5 4.1–3.2
3 21 days apart 0.33 1.0 0.37 1.0 2.4–3.4
4 3 days apart 0.24 0.5 0.24 0.5 NA
5 Provocation 0.78 0.5 0.78 0.5 5.4–5.4
6 Double examination 0.32 0.5 0.32 0.5 NA
7 12 days apart 0.29 0.5 0.37 1.0 6.6 (second scan only)