1 June 1972 An X-Ray Omnicon - A New Tool In Radiology
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Proceedings Volume 0035, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine I; (1972) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953656
Event: Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine, 1972, Chicago, United States
Abstract
It has been estimated that in 1970, 129 million people in this country were exposed to 210 million medical and dental X-ray examinations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Radiological Health, about 30% of the X-ray exposure does not contribute any useful information to the radiologist. There is no doubt in the mind of anyone that the advantages gained from X-ray examinations far exceed any possible late biological effects resulting from this exposure. All radiologists employ equipment and techniques designed to decrease X-ray exposure as much as possible while providing adequate diagnostic information. Still, there is increasing concern on the part of radiation scientists that medical and dental X-ray examinations are a significant public health hazard because of their increased frequency of application.
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A. B. El-Kareh, A. B. El-Kareh, "An X-Ray Omnicon - A New Tool In Radiology", Proc. SPIE 0035, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine I, (1 June 1972); doi: 10.1117/12.953656; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953656
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