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An X-Ray Omnicon - A New Tool In Radiology
Author(s): A. B. El-Kareh
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Paper Abstract

It has been estimated that in 1970, 129 million people in this country were exposed to 210 million medical and dental X-ray examinations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Radiological Health, about 30% of the X-ray exposure does not contribute any useful information to the radiologist. There is no doubt in the mind of anyone that the advantages gained from X-ray examinations far exceed any possible late biological effects resulting from this exposure. All radiologists employ equipment and techniques designed to decrease X-ray exposure as much as possible while providing adequate diagnostic information. Still, there is increasing concern on the part of radiation scientists that medical and dental X-ray examinations are a significant public health hazard because of their increased frequency of application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1972
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0035, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine I, (1 June 1972); doi: 10.1117/12.953656
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A. B. El-Kareh, University of Houston and General Elctrodynamics Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0035:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine I
Paul L. Carson; William R. Hendee; William C. Zarnstorff, Editor(s)

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