Kinect Used to Better Estimate Body Size and CT Radiation Dose

Yet another innovative use for Microsoft’s Kinect sensor: researchers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are using Kinect to estimate whole-body volume in order to provide more accurate CT dose estimations. Several methods exist that estimate whole-body effective radiation dose, however many of those do not incorporate patient size, which can result in inaccurate estimations in small patients such as children and in large adults. Also, current methods usually do not incorporate the size of the region of anatomy being imaged.

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