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CT Dose Reduction Is Achievable: One Site's Experience With A Dose Optimisation Process

Kc Smith, Giovanni Mandarano
Published 2010 · Engineering

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Radiation safety concerns are ongoing in the medical community and in the general populace. Radiographers have a responsibility to not only use carefully developed protocols, but to re-examine how we use radiation in medical imaging. What was considered best practice 10 years ago may prove to be excessive now in the face of progressing and advancing technology, with the advent of multi-slice volume acquisition computed tomography (CT) and the increasing frequency of its use. Best practice demands that risk reduction is an ongoing activity especially in view of the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle.
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