Image Wisely is a joint initiative of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Radiological Technologists and American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

May 08, 2020

Comparing Absorbed Doses of Properly & Improperly Collimated Abdominal Exposures

This article studies how to calculate and compare the absorbed doses of properly and improperly collimated repeat examination exposures and to measure the anode heel effect to determine the difference in intensity between the cathode and anode ends of the x-ray beam.

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medically necessary imaging studies and to eliminate unnecessary procedures

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