1 May 1974 New Developments In X-Ray Imaging Systems
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I hope that we all agree that the goal of radiologic imaging is good diagnostic accuracy combined with low radiation exposure. I am dismayed, however, whenever I hear the statement that we are all working to "Maximize diagnostic accuracy and minimize patient exposure" because I feel strongly that this statement somewhat subtly clouds a central and crucial problem in the evaluation of diagnostic image quality. I believe that we can never hope to maximize diagnostic accuracy and minimize patient exposure simultaneously because we can always buy a little more diagnostic accuracy at the expense of a little more patient exposure, or reduce exposure a bit at the cost of some loss in diagnostic usefullness.
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Charles E. Metz, Charles E. Metz, Richard Kruger, Richard Kruger, Charles Mistretta, Charles Mistretta, "New Developments In X-Ray Imaging Systems", Proc. SPIE 0056, Medical X-Ray Photo-Optical Systems Evaluation, (1 May 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.954294; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954294


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