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26 December 1979 Computed Radiography-A Low Dose X-Ray Imaging System
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Scatter radiation in diagnostic radiology is recognized as an agent that adds noise to the imaging system and increases patient dose. A prototype computed radiography (CR) system by General Electric uses a highly collimated, 1.5 mm FWHM, pulsed fan-beam of x-rays, good geometry and well collimated xenon gas detector array to virtually eliminate scatter radiation resulting in high contrast sensitivity and low patient dose. The detectors with their high signal-to-noise ratio, wide dynamic range and large x-ray quantum efficiency provide added benefit in terms of wide latitude and reduced dose to the patient. The CR system is found to use radiation more efficiently than film-screen-grid standard radiography systems for imaging low-contrast objects in parts of the body such as abdomen.
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L. K. Wagner, G. Cohen, S. R. Amtey, F. A. DiBianca, and R. G. Lester "Computed Radiography-A Low Dose X-Ray Imaging System", Proc. SPIE 0206, Recent and Future Developments in Medical Imaging II, (26 December 1979);

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