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A Report Of A Significant Source Of Unnecessary And Medically Unproductive Radiation Exposure
Author(s): Richard T. Mooney; Jose Burgos; Walter A. Matis
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Paper Abstract

It was found that an abnormal voltage waveform, present in equipment supplied by a prominent manufacturer, was responsible for the generation of medically unproductive radiation. An investigation of equipment supplied by five other major manufacturers indicated that this radiation. is not only unproductive but also unnecessary. Under normal operating conditions, this unproductive radiation can be as high as 25 mR at the skin level. Possible adverse effects of this radiation are discussed and corrective measures are suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1976
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0096, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine V, (23 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.965392
Show Author Affiliations
Richard T. Mooney, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (United States)
Jose Burgos, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (United States)
Walter A. Matis, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (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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