Dose management methods and techniques that were used
I considered the two main features available on the equipment that allows a considerable dose management: an iterative reconstruction tool that allows a reduction in mA and kV (ASiR80, that makes irrelevant automatic tube current modulation or noise control), and an effective kernel (HFS) that clearly describes bone structures in the examined anatomy.
Technique used: position supine, head first and slightly extended to exclude the thyroid gland, zero at the external auditory meatus. Scan Type: helical, 0.7 s rotation time, 80 kV, 40 mA, speed 5.62 mm/rot, 0.562:1 pitch, SFOV 25 cm. Acquisition range: from 1cm inferior the mandibular synphysis to 1cm above supraorbital margin, with bone and detail reconstruction’s algorithm. Coronal and sagittal multiplanar reconstructions 1mm*1mm and VR.