Digital radiography exposure indices: A review.
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Mothiram U, Brennan PC, Lewis SJ, Moran B, Robinson J, Digital radiography exposure indices: A review., Journal of medical radiation sciences, 61, 2, 2014, 112-8
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Digital radiography (DR) technologies have the advantage of a wide dynamic range compared to their film-screen predecessors, however, this poses a potential for increased patient exposure if left unchecked. Manufacturers have developed the exposure index (EI) to counter this, which provides radiographers with feedback on the exposure reaching the detector. As these EIs were manufacturer-specific, a wide variety of EIs existed. To offset this, the international standardised EI has been developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). The purpose of this article is to explore the current literature relating to EIs, beginning with the historical development of the EI, the development of the standardised EI and an exploration of common themes and studies as evidenced in the research literature. It is anticipated that this review will provide radiographers with a useful guide to understanding EIs, their application in clinical practice, limitations and suggestions for further research.
Author: MORAN, BARRY
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Journal of medical radiation sciences
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