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A PHANTOM STUDY SHOWING THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPRESSION IN CONVENTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY EXAMINATIONS.

Aurumskjöld, Marie-Louise LU ; Tingberg, Anders LU and Mattsson, Sören LU (2010) In Radiation Protection Dosimetry Apr 7. p.78-80
Abstract
Compression was earlier an important and well-managed part of the clinical routine, but during the past 15-20 y the use has diminished, except for mammography, where it is a prerequisite for having images of high quality and low radiation dose. According to national and European regulations and recommendations, it is important to apply the compression technique to obtain the optimal image quality and radiation dose in common conventional diagnostic examinations. Current experience of compression technique is, however, based on studies carried out a long time ago and with analogue imaging techniques. An anthropomorphic phantom was used to show the importance of compression in conventional X-ray examinations. The patient thicknesses on... (More)
Compression was earlier an important and well-managed part of the clinical routine, but during the past 15-20 y the use has diminished, except for mammography, where it is a prerequisite for having images of high quality and low radiation dose. According to national and European regulations and recommendations, it is important to apply the compression technique to obtain the optimal image quality and radiation dose in common conventional diagnostic examinations. Current experience of compression technique is, however, based on studies carried out a long time ago and with analogue imaging techniques. An anthropomorphic phantom was used to show the importance of compression in conventional X-ray examinations. The patient thicknesses on volunteers with and without compression was measured. This measurement was done to investigate compression potential on patients and to select suitable phantom thicknesses. The X-ray examinations that were included in the study were abdomen overview, lumbar spine and the pelvis. The results from the phantom study showed a large dependency of the kerma-area product value on the phantom thickness. The phantom study suggests that there is a potential for significant reduction of radiation dose to the patient by using compression also with modern X-ray techniques. A dose reduction of up to 50 % or even more may be obtained. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Compression was earlier an important and well-managed part of the clinical routine, but during the past 15-20 y the use has diminished, except for mammography, where it is a prerequisite for having images of high quality and low radiation dose. According to national and European regulations and recommendations, it is important to apply the compression technique to obtain the optimal image quality and radiation dose in common conventional diagnostic examinations. Current experience of compression technique is, however, based on studies carried out a long time ago and with analogue imaging techniques. An anthropomorphic phantom was used to show the importance of compression in conventional X-ray examinations. The patient thicknesses on volunteers with and without compression was measured. This measurement was done to investigate compression potential on patients and to select suitable phantom thicknesses. The X-ray examinations that were included in the study were abdomen overview, lumbar spine and the pelvis. The results from the phantom study showed a large dependency of the kerma-area product value on the phantom thickness. The phantom study suggests that there is a potential for significant reduction of radiation dose to the patient by using compression also with modern X-ray techniques. A dose reduction of up to 50 % or even more may be obtained.},
  author       = {Aurumskjöld, Marie-Louise and Tingberg, Anders and Mattsson, Sören},
  issn         = {1742-3406},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {78--80},
  publisher    = {Nuclear Technology Publishing},
  series       = {Radiation Protection Dosimetry},
  title        = {A PHANTOM STUDY SHOWING THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPRESSION IN CONVENTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY EXAMINATIONS.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncq082},
  volume       = {Apr 7},
  year         = {2010},
}