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Table 4 Detailed overview of the different examination protocols

From: Chest-abdomen-pelvis CT for staging in cancer patients: dose effectiveness and image quality using automated attenuation-based tube potential selection

   Patients Noise SSDE Effective mAs p-Value p-Value p-Value
Overall-Noise Overall-SSDE Overall- Eff. mAs
Group 1 vs. Group 2 Group 1 vs. Group 2 Group 1 vs. Group 2
Group 1 Patients 100 kV 32 5.4 (4.0–8.2) 11.7 (9.7–14.5) 211 (141–353) p < 0.001 p = 0.6 p < 0.001
Patients 120 kV 17 5.1 (3.5–11.7) 15.9 (11.9–21.8) 196 (105–285)
Patients 140 kV 6 6.5 (4.7–12.4) 22.4 (20.9–28.6) 216 (204–322)
Group 2 Patients 120 kV 55 4.4 (3.1–6.7) 14.8 (9.4–28.9) 169 (89–534)