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Effect of tin filter-based spectral shaping CT on image quality and radiation dose for routine use on ultralow-dose CT protocols: A phantom study

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of tin filter (TF) on X-ray beam quality, image quality and radiation dose and its suitability for routine use for chest and lumbar-spine/pelvis-hip ultralow-dose (ULD) CT examination protocols.Materials and methods: The X-ray beam quality was determined by measuring the half-value layer (HVL) and calculating the mean weighted energy for 100, 120, 150kVp (using standard filtration) and for 100 and 150kVp using TF (Sn100kVp and Sn150kVp, respectively). Acquisitions were performed on a phantom at four dose levels for each previously definedkVp. The mean attenuation (NCT), noise-power-spectrum (NPS) and task-based transfer function (TTF) were computed. The detectability index (d') was computed to model the detection of two lesions in spine and pelvic/hip examination and two for chest exploration. Image quality and detectability using a TF were assessed for two routinely used ULD protocols.Results: The HVL and mean weighted energy increased using a TF for the same tube voltage. Using a TF for the same tube voltage changed NCT for bone and acrylic inserts, decreased the NPS peak without changing the NPS spatial frequency and increased the TTF values. The d' values were improved using a TF and with the dose increase. d' values of all modeled lesions were improved using Sn100kVp and Sn150kVp for the lumbar-spine/pelvis-hip and chest ULD protocols except for sclerotic bone lesion using Sn150kVp.Conclusion: The use of TF increases the X-ray beam quality and improves the image quality characteristics in phantom images, thus appearing as a promising tool for reducing dose and/or improving the image quality of ULD protocols.
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hal-03350697 , version 1 (22-08-2022)

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J. Greffier, F. Pereira, A. Hamard, T. Addala, J.P. Beregi, et al.. Effect of tin filter-based spectral shaping CT on image quality and radiation dose for routine use on ultralow-dose CT protocols: A phantom study. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, 2020, 101 (6), pp.373-381. ⟨10.1016/j.diii.2020.01.002⟩. ⟨hal-03350697⟩
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