Akmal Sabarudin

Akmal Sabarudin
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · School of Diagnostic and Applied Health Sciences

PhD Medical Imaging Science

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October 2012 - November 2020
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Position
  • Lecturer
December 2009 - October 2012
Curtin University
Position
  • Student
June 2007 - present
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (39)
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The aim of the study is to evaluate radiation dose and its relationship with the effective head diameter obtained during CT brain examination performed via a 640 multi-slice CT scanner. Data from a total of 146 patients, who underwent CT brain examinations in our institutions, was collected retrospectively from January 2019 to June 2019. Data, such...
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The widespread use of computed tomography (CT) has led researchers to study CT dose exposure associated with carcinogenic effects, especially in pediatric populations. The number of pediatric patients undergoing CT scans increases every year and there is a wide range of exposure doses from the examination. In this study, we carried out systematic r...
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In this study, we aimed to estimate the probability of cancer risk induced by CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) examinations concerning effective body diameter. One hundred patients who underwent CTPA examinations were recruited as subjects from a single institution in Kuala Lumpur. Subjects were categorized based on their effective diameter size, wh...
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In this study we evaluate radiation dose from a prospective ECG-triggered coronary CT angiography (CCTA) examination multidetector 640-slice CT and compares with other establish references. A total of 98 patient subjects were fall into inclusion criteria and related parameters has been recorded and analysed. It was estimated that the effective dose...
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This study aims to evaluate the patient’s dose exposure from Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) examination and to estimates the cancer risk induced from the examinations based on the patient’s size. One hundred patients were recruited, and data information was collected retrospectively. A multi-detector (MDCT) (Philips Brilliance 128...
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Background With the advancement of technology, Computed Tomography (CT) scan imaging could be used to gain deeper insight into the cause of death. Aim The purpose of this study is to perform a systematic review of the efficacy of Post-Mortem Computed Tomography (PMCT) scan compared with conventional autopsies gleaned from literature published in E...
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The present study aims to investigate radiation doses from Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) examinations based on the patient’s size and to estimate the probability of cancer risk induced from the examination. Data from 100 patients who had undergone CTPA examinations, such as scanning acquisition parameters, patient demography, as...
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Computed Tomography (CT) scan examinations has greater demands especially in CT Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) owing to the public and radiology personnel worries towards CT radiation exposure and risks. The aim of present study is to evaluate the comprehensive radiation exposure in computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and its cancer risk...
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In this report we have evaluated radiation effective dose received by patients during ECG-gated CCTA examinations based on gender, heart rate, tube voltage protocol and body mass index (BMI). A total of 1,824 patients were retrospectively recruited (1,139 men and 685 women) and they were divided into Group 1 (CCTA with calcium scoring), Group 2 (CC...
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Abdominal CT examination is considered one of the most important diagnostic techniques to assess acute and chronic abdominal pain. Despite its beneficial, abdominal CT led to higher radiation dose to the patients compared to other techniques. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to: i) estimate radiation doses and ii) evaluate the site-specific...
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This phantom study was designed to compare the radiation dose in thoracic and abdomen–pelvic CT scans with and without use of tube current modulation (TCM). Effective dose (ED) and size‐specific dose estimation (SSDE) were calculated with the absorbed doses measured at selective radiosensitive organs using a thermoluminescence dosimeter‐100 (TLD‐10...
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Intravenous urography (IVU) and unenhanced helical computed tomography (UHCT) urography are the two main procedures performed in the radiological investigation for urolithiasis (urinary stone). However, exposure to ionizing radiation is the main concern in both procedures. Therefore, a dose comparison study was conducted between IVU and UHCT urogra...
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The purpose of this study was to analyse the diagnostic value of cerebral CT angiography (CTA) and CT perfusion (CTP) examinations in the detection of acute stroke based on a systematic review of the current literature. The review was conducted based on searching of seven databases for articles published between 1993 and 2013. Diagnostic value in t...
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Coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography has been recognized as the most rapidly developed imaging technique in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease due to the emergence and technological advances in multislice CT scanners. Coronary CT angiography has been confirmed to demonstrate high diagnostic and predictive value in coronary artery dis...
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The aim of this article is to discuss the protocol of beta-blockers that is commonly used for prospectively ECG-triggered coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). It is essential to ensure a low and regular heart rate in patients undergoing prospectively ECG-triggered CCTA for optimal visualization of coronary arteries. Although early gener...
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Coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography is associated with high radiation dose and this has raised serious concerns in the literature. Awareness of various parameters for dose estimates and measurements of coronary CT angiography plays an important role in increasing our understanding of the radiation exposure to patients, thus, contributing...
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With the introduction of 64- and post-64 slice computed tomography (CT) technology, coronary CT angiography has been increasingly used as a less invasive modality for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. Despite its high diagnostic value and promising results compared to invasive coronary angiography, coronary CT angiography is associated with...
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Coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography has been increasingly used in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease due to improved spatial and temporal resolution with high diagnostic value being reported when compared to invasive coronary angiography. Diagnostic performance of coronary CT angiography has been significantly improved with the tech...
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A study on the radiation dose associated with cerebral CT angiography (CTA) and CT perfusion (CTP) was conducted on an anthropomorphic phantom with the aim of estimating the effective dose (E) and entrance skin dose (ESD) in the eyes and thyroid gland during different CTA and CTP protocols. The E was calculated to be 0.61 and 0.28 mSv in CTA with 1...
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The aim of this study is to explore the opinion concerning the benefits and difficulties in performing prospectively ECG-triggered coronary CT angiography (CCTA) among specialists and radiographers. A questionnaire was distributed to 6 national health institutions in Malaysia in which, prospectively ECG-triggered CCTA was performed as a routine car...
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This study is designed to compare and evaluate the diagnostic image quality of dental panoramic radiography between conventional and digital systems. Fifty-four panoramic images were collected and divided into three groups consisting of conventional, digital with and without post processing image. Each image was printed out and scored subjectively...
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The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review of the diagnostic accuracy, image quality and radiation dose of prospective electrocardiography (ECG)-triggered coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). We searched databases containing studies of CCTA that used prospective ECG-triggering between 2008 and 2011. The effective dose...
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Background: This study is conducted to investigate and compare image quality and radiation dose between prospective ECG-triggered and retrospective ECG-gated coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with the use of single-source CT (SSCT) and dual-source CT (DSCT). Methods: A total of 209 patients who underwent CCTA with suspected coronary artery disease...
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A retrospective analysis was performed in patients undergoing prospective ECG-triggered coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography (CCTA) with the single-source 64-slice CT (SSCT), dual-source 64-slice CT (DSCT), dual-source 128-slice CT and 320-slice CT with the aim of comparing the radiation dose associated with different CT generations. A tot...
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This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of dose-saving protocols in dual-source computed tomography (CT) coronary angiography compared with invasive coronary angiography (ICA). On 50 patients who underwent coronary CT angiography was performed dual-source CT (DSCT) and compared with ICA procedures. Entrance skin dose (ESD), which...
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The purpose of this paper is to perform a systematic review on radiation dose reduction in coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography that is done using different generations of multidetector CT (MDCT) scanners ranging from four-slice to 320-slice CTs, and have different dose-saving techniques. The method followed was to search for references on...
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This study was conducted on a human anthropomorphic phantom to investigate the effective dose and entrance skin dose (ESD) in selected radiosensitive organs through invasive and computed tomography (CT) coronary angiography procedures using different dose-saving techniques. The effective dose was calculated as 2.49, 3.35 and 9.62 mSv, respectively,...

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