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Patient absorbed doses in digital grey-scale fluorography.

Authors
  • Cowen, A R
  • Taylor, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of radiology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1986
Volume
59
Issue
703
Pages
689–693
Identifiers
PMID: 3730767
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article describes a preliminary comparison between the levels of patient dose used in digital grey-scale fluorography (DGF) and screen-film radiography. Patient doses were measured in three common radiographic examinations, postero-anterior chest, antero-posterior lumbar spine and lateral lumbo-sacral junction, using thermoluminescent dose-meters and an anthropomorphic phantom. Within the limitations of the image quality currently available in DGF, the findings indicate that digital radiography with the large-field X-ray image intensifier promises significant savings in patient dose compared with conventional radiography.

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