Pengaruh Perubahan Tegangan Tabung (kVp) Terhadap CT Number dan Uniformitasnya pada Pesawat CT Scan

*Anugrah Ariyani S.  -  Instalasi Radiologi RS dr. M. Hoesin Palembang, Indonesia
Wahyu Setiabudi  -  Jurusan Fisika, Fakultas Sains dan Matematika, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia
Choirul Anam  -  Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, Diponegoro University, Indonesia
Received: 8 Jan 2015; Published: 8 Jan 2015.
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An examination of consistency of CT numbers and its uniformity due to variation of the tube voltage has been done. The examination was conducted using water and polyethyelene phantoms as a test object. The method of scanning, which are  axial  scanning  and helical scanning. The scanning was taken 5 (five) slices with slice thickness of 5 mm. Variations in  tube voltage used were 80 kV, 120 kV and 140 kV.  The tube current 160 mA and time scanning 2 seconds. It was obtained that the increase in voltage from 80 kV to 140 kV led to increase the value of CT number both for water and polyethylene phantoms. The uniformity of CT number for all ROI varies, but still within the range of tolerance limits. The CT number for the water phantom does not exceed 0 ± 5 HU and for polyethylene phantom does not exceed -300 to -100 HU..


Keywords: CT Scan, CT number, uniformity, tube voltage (kV)

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