Segmented-field radiography in scoliosis

Academic Article


  • A method of scoliosis imaging using segmented fields is presented. The method is advantageous for patients requiring serial radiographic monitoring, as it results in markedly reduced radiation doses to critical organs, particularly the breast. Absorbed dose to the breast was measured to be 8.8 mrad (88 μGy) for a full-field examination and 0.051 mrad (5.1 μGy) for the segmented-field study. The segmented-field technique also results in improved image quality. Experience with 53 studies in 23 patients is reported.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 11937267
  • Author List

  • Daniel WW; Barnes GT; Nasca RJ; Annegan DC
  • Start Page

  • 325
  • End Page

  • 329
  • Volume

  • 144
  • Issue

  • 2