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Dose Reduction Potential Of Carbon-Fiber Material In Diagnostic Radiology
Author(s): Ralph E. Shuping; Thomas R. Fewell; Robert A. Phillips; Richard R. Gross; Charles K. Showalter
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Paper Abstract

A significant portion of the dose received by a patient during a radiographic x-ray examination results from absorption of the beam in the various patient support structures through which the beam must pass. New materials are becoming available that offer reduced absorption of x-rays while providing the strength and rigidity required. One such material is CFM. Comparative measurements on CFM and conventional materials (CM) under laboratory and practical conditions are presented. These measurements address the effect of these materials on patient dose, scattered radiation, and contrast.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0233, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII, (18 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958932
Show Author Affiliations
Ralph E. Shuping, Food and Drug Administration (United States)
Thomas R. Fewell, Food and Drug Administration (United States)
Robert A. Phillips, Food and Drug Administration (United States)
Richard R. Gross, Food and Drug Administration (United States)
Charles K. Showalter, Food and Drug Administration (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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