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350 KVP Chest Radiography: Review And Comparison With 120 KVP
Author(s): Anthony V. Proto; Edward J. Lane
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Paper Abstract

High kilovoltage radiography had its beginning with supervoltage technique and is presently accomplished with the 350 kV Chest X-Ray System. The physical reasons to explain the improved visibility with this technique are: (a) absorption coefficients of bone and soft tissue, (b) more uniform bone visibility, (c) x-ray spectrum, (d) visual responses, and (e) depth resolution. In our study, 350 kV and 120 kV chest x-ray techniques are compared by evaluating some 15 parameters. Based on our data and the results of previous large clinical studies, a list of disadvantages and advantages if offered. The entrance dose for an average 350 kV PA chest radiograph is 8 mR, which is about 1/3 that with 90 kV technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1977
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 0127, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VI, (27 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955962
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony V. Proto, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center (United States)
Edward J. Lane, Upstate Medical Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0127:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VI
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee, Editor(s)

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