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Reducing Patient Exposure And Operating Room Procedure Time With Electronic Imaging
Author(s): Gerald R. Edelstein
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Paper Abstract

Patient x-ray exposure and operating room procedure time have been significantly reduced by replacing conventional film screen and fluoroscopic imaging techniques with an electronic imaging system. The electronic imaging system requires two mAs at 90 kvp to record an image as compared to 100 mAs at 90 kvp required by a rare earth film screen combination. An average of three minutes is required to expose and develop x-ray film while only 1/10 of a second is necessary to obtain an electronic image. Fluoroscopy is restricted in the O.R. because of high patient and personnel exposure.

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Date Published: 16 July 1981
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0273, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IX, (16 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931823
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Gerald R. Edelstein, Albert Einstein Medical Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0273:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IX
James A. Mulvaney; Joel E. Gray; Arthur G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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