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New Developments In X-Ray Imaging Systems
Author(s): Charles E. Metz; Richard Kruger; Charles Mistretta
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Paper Abstract

I hope that we all agree that the goal of radiologic imaging is good diagnostic accuracy combined with low radiation exposure. I am dismayed, however, whenever I hear the statement that we are all working to "Maximize diagnostic accuracy and minimize patient exposure" because I feel strongly that this statement somewhat subtly clouds a central and crucial problem in the evaluation of diagnostic image quality. I believe that we can never hope to maximize diagnostic accuracy and minimize patient exposure simultaneously because we can always buy a little more diagnostic accuracy at the expense of a little more patient exposure, or reduce exposure a bit at the cost of some loss in diagnostic usefullness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1974
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0056, Medical X-Ray Photo-Optical Systems Evaluation, (1 May 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.954294
Show Author Affiliations
Charles E. Metz, University of Chicago (United States)
Richard Kruger, University of Southern California (United States)
Charles Mistretta, University of Wisconsin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0056:
Medical X-Ray Photo-Optical Systems Evaluation
David J. Goodenough; Robert F. Wagner; Kenneth E. Weaver, Editor(s)

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