Journal of Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Imaging Analysis
Investigation of dose for the triple-source computed tomography based on Monte Carlo Simulations
School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China.
Jun Zhao, School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China; E-mail: email@example.com>
Zhao, J., et al. Investigation of Dose for the Triple-Source Computed Tomography Based on Monte Carlo Simulations. (2016) Bioinfo Proteom Img Anal 2(2): 128- 134.
© 2016 Zhao, J. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons
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KeywordsTriple-source CT; Monte Carlo; Dose
Triple-Source Computed Tomography (TSCT) improves the temporal resolution by three times the conventional Single-Source Computed Tomography (SSCT).The theories and implementations of TSCT have been well established in previous studies. However, whether additional X-ray tubes increase the dose remains unknown. To solve this problem, a TSCT system was simulated by Monte Carlo simulation. For comparison, an SSCT was also simulated under the same condition. The source models of SSCT and TSCT were validated against the experimental result obtained from a literature. In the simulation experiment, a digital human body phantom was scanned by the simulated computed tomography systems, and the dose was calculated. Result of the comparison revealed that the total absorbed doses of SSCT and TSCT were almost equal under the same data requirements and the dose distribution of TSCT was more even. Given no additional dose and the improved temporal resolution, TSCT is a promising tool for dynamic imaging.