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Reduction of Radiation Dose in Radiologic Examination of Patients with Scoliosis


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In an attempt to reduce the radiation dose during the examination of scoliotic patients, several screen-film combinations have been compared with a conventional system used at present. Kodak's Lanex Regular screen with Kodak Ortho H film enables the dose to be reduced eight times without significant deterioration of the image quality. The dose to the mammary glands can be reduced further by a factor of five if posterior-anterior instead of anterior-posterior projection is used.

*From the Section for Orthopedic Radiology, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Sahlgrenska sjukhuset, Göteborg, Sweden

†From the Section for Orthopedic Radiology, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sahlgrenska sjukhuset, Göteborg, Sweden

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