23 December 1976 A Report Of A Significant Source Of Unnecessary And Medically Unproductive Radiation Exposure
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Proceedings Volume 0096, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine V; (1976) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965392
Event: Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine V, 1976, Washington, D.C., United States
Abstract
It was found that an abnormal voltage waveform, present in equipment supplied by a prominent manufacturer, was responsible for the generation of medically unproductive radiation. An investigation of equipment supplied by five other major manufacturers indicated that this radiation. is not only unproductive but also unnecessary. Under normal operating conditions, this unproductive radiation can be as high as 25 mR at the skin level. Possible adverse effects of this radiation are discussed and corrective measures are suggested.
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Richard T. Mooney, Jose Burgos, Walter A. Matis, "A Report Of A Significant Source Of Unnecessary And Medically Unproductive Radiation Exposure", Proc. SPIE 0096, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine V, (23 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.965392; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965392
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