Best Practices in Digital Radiography

According to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, or ASRT, the amount of radiation Americans are exposed to as a result of diagnostic medical imaging increased about sixfold from 1980 to 2006, and for the first time in history, estimates of medical radiation exposure nearly equaled those for background radiation.As radiographers have adjusted to the advent of digital radiography, they have had to refine exposure technique selection and pay closer attention to radiation protection. Newer digital technologies offer many benefits over film-screen technology, such as time savings, greater dynamic range, wider exposure latitude and postprocessing capabilities, plus advantages such as image manipulation that enable radiologists to adjust images at their workstations. Read more.

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