Title

Reducing Radiation Exposure Without Compromising Image Quality for Lumbar Spine CT

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Date

7-1-2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Radiology

Abstract

In light of the heightened awareness of radiation’s cancer-causing potential and the dramatic increase in the number of CT studies, minimizing radiation exposure is a paramount objective in radiology. An issue that complicates this goal is that image quality is a function of the dose of radiation. In other words, larger doses result in higher quality images. The goal then is to strike a balance to maximize patient safety: reduce radiation without compromising the quality of the image.

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Citation: J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Jul;13(7):825-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.10.011. Epub 2016 Jan 20. Link to article on publisher's site

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PubMed ID

26810637