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The Study for Optimal Exposure Condition of Chest Examination of Digital Radiography System
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The Study for Optimal Exposure Condition of Chest Examination of Digital Radiography System
Park, Ji-Koon; Jung, Bong-Jae; Park, Hyong-Hu; Noh, Si-Cheol; Kang, Sang-Sik;
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 Abstract
Despite of increasing the use of the digital imaging device in the radiology area, the setting on the optimal irradiation conditions are insufficient. In this study, the exposure dose and image quality by exposure condition of digital radiography device were compared. The exposure doses were obtained by adjusting the exposure condition as 5 steps respectively based on the exposure conditions that are currently used of CR and DR radiography devices. The acquired image has been assessed by 20 medical image professors using the assessment method of the Japanese Society for Tuberculosis Prevent. As a result, in the case of the CR system, the better image quality was obtained in the condition of 120 kVp and 1.5 mAs~2.4 mAs (quality score 91~95.5 points) than standard exposure condition(110 kVp, 3.2 mAs, 86 points). And exposure dose was evaluated as low with than standard condition(). In DR system, however, the image quality score was higher as 97~98.6 points in the lower tube voltage range (112 kVp, 2.4~3.2 mAs) condition than the standard exposure condition (125 kVp, 3.2 mAs, 91 points). In addition, the exposure dose was lower than standard condition(). In addition, the exposure dose was low as than standard condition(). With the results of this study, we confirmed that it is possible to reduce the patient exposure dose with the same image quality by adjusting the optimal exposure condition of digital device.
 Keywords
Digital Imaging system;Patient Dose;Image Quality;Tube Voltage;milli-ampere second;
 Language
Korean
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