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Prediction Of Patient Doses In Diagnostic Radiology
Author(s): Charles R. Wilson; David W. Palmer
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Paper Abstract

X-ray spectra and outputs are computed based on three formulations of x-ray bremsstrahlung production by Kramers, Storm, and Birch and Marshall. Published, measured spectra compare favorable with Storm and Birch and Marshall. Measured outputs (mR/mAs at 100 cm) agree best with Storm. TLD measurements of x-ray exposure agree well with predictions made using Storm over a range of techniques. Rapid calculation of output for either single phase or three phase operation is possible using coefficients from a third order fit to the data based on Storm for 40 to 120 kV and 2 to 8 mm aluminum total filtration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0233, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII, (18 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958911
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Charles R. Wilson, The Medical College of Wisconsin (United States)
David W. Palmer, The Medical College of Wisconsin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0233:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee; Andrew G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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