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An In-Depth Technical Study Of New Radiological Facilities
Author(s): Richard Dobrin; Albert Keegan; Laszlo Berkovits; Steven Rudolph
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Paper Abstract

The methodology and results of an in-depth technical examination of new radiological equipment are discussed in this paper. High voltage kVp and MAS measurements and wave-forms have been obtained. The resolving capabilities of x-ray tubes and image intensifier systems have been measured using star and line pair resolution patterns, and focal spot images made using a pinhole camera. Tomographic performance in a variety of installations has been evaluated using a Littleton phantom and a pinhole plate. The complete radiographic, fluoroscopic, and mechanical operations and radiation safety compliance of x-ray rooms in all radiological specialties has been examined. The detailed procedures and methods of data recording involved in this study are discussed. Equipment problems encountered include the lack of accurate generator calibration, unacceptable fluoroscopic and spot film image quality, faulty tomographic motion and exposure termination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1976
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0096, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine V, (23 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.965384
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Dobrin, New York University Medical Center (United States)
Albert Keegan, New York University Medical Center (United States)
Laszlo Berkovits, New York University Medical Center (United States)
Steven Rudolph, New York University Medical Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0096:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine V
Robert K. Cacak; Paul L. Carson; Gregory Dubuque; Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee; Raymond P. Rossi; Arthur Haus, Editor(s)

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