Optimizing patient dose with the latest technology and tools
The ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) will remain the key method used to determine the proper exposure technique for a given examination. However, the technology and the methods used to achieve the lowest reasonably achievable dose will continue to evolve.
New, more efficient technology can have a significant impact on required dose levels. To confirm this, Agfa HealthCare conducted both a technical assessment and an image quality evaluation with radiologists. The goal of this evaluation was to determine by how much patient exposure (and dose) could be reduced while providing the same or similar image quality, comparing conventional BaFBr plate CR systems to CsBr needle plate CR systems and CsI needle scintillator DR detectors using Agfa HealthCare