6 March 2013 Preliminary evaluation of transmission x-ray tube system with a flat-detector DR system: image quality and dose reduction
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Proceedings Volume 8668, Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging; 86685R (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2003232
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2013, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
Abstract
Ionizing radiation from medical imaging now accounts for over 95% of all man-made radiation exposures and is the single largest radiation source after natural background radiation. As a result, new techniques are under development for reducing radiation exposure incurred in diagnostic radiography. It was the purpose of this study to determine if a transmission X-ray tube and generator system in conjunction with a flat-panel detector is capable of achieving diagnostic quality radiographic images at reduced radiation doses. It was found that transmission tube technology, in combination with a flat-detector system, is capable of producing radiographic images of sufficient quality for diagnostic medical imaging within certain parameters. It is postulated at this time that when low mAs is required, as in imaging of neonatal and young pediatric patients, the transmission tube may prove to be very effective in obtaining diagnostic images at reduced radiation dose.
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Leonard Berliner, Leonard Berliner, Kui-Ming Chen, Kui-Ming Chen, Shenq-Rong Hwang, Shenq-Rong Hwang, Alfonso Buffa, Alfonso Buffa, Martin Darms, Martin Darms, Andrew Jeffries, Andrew Jeffries, } "Preliminary evaluation of transmission x-ray tube system with a flat-detector DR system: image quality and dose reduction", Proc. SPIE 8668, Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging, 86685R (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2003232; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2003232
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