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"Back To Basics" campaign launched by Image Gently to reduce radiation dose in paediatric DR exams
Category : CR/DR
Paediatric dose reduction in Digital Radiography can be achieved by encouraging radiographers to :
1. Measure the thickness of a pediatric patient to select the most appropriate imaging technique.
2. Avoid relying on digital image processing to correct for over- or underexposure.
3. Avoid using grids whenever possible, and when imaging a body part less than 10- to 12-cm thick, such as a wrist or a foot.
4. Ensure only the indicated area is exposed to radiation, with proper collimation and shielding, instead of only using electronic cropping after the exposure.
 
 
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Modify Date: 28-09-2012
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