Applications to Optimization of X-Ray Radiographic Imaging

Authored by: Yazici Birsen , Son Il-Young , Jin An , X. George Xu

Handbook of Anatomical Models for Radiation Dosimetry

Print publication date:  September  2009
Online publication date:  September  2009

Print ISBN: 9781420059793
eBook ISBN: 9781420059809
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/EBK1420059793-c23

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Abstract

In the United States, approximately 250 million radiological examinations are performed each year, making diagnostic medical examinations the largest source of man-made radiation exposure. 1 A major goal of radiography is to maximize the amount of diagnostic information while minimizing the radiation exposure to the patient. All radiographic x-ray examinations require the selection of beam parameters, which affect both the patient dose and the corresponding image quality. Optimization is difficult because

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