Reducing Radiation Exposure Without Compromising Image Quality for Lumbar Spine CT
Department of Radiology
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.
DOI of Published Version
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
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR
Chen BY, DiRoberto C, Baccei SJ. (2016). Reducing Radiation Exposure Without Compromising Image Quality for Lumbar Spine CT. Radiology Publications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2015.10.011. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/radiology_pubs/227