Performance evaluation of two computed radiography systems and patient dose in pelvic examination

E. Elshiekh, I. I. Suliman, F. Habbani

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Abstract

This study was carried out to evaluate the performance of two computed radiography (CR) units. These evaluations became necessary following the introduction of CR systems in Sudan. Evaluation of the CR systems was performed using physical image quality parameters: signal transfer property, modulation transfer function, normalised noise power spectrum, detective quantum efficiency and the subjective contrast detail detectability. Patient dose was measured in terms of entrance surface air kerma estimated from tube output and exposure factors for 100 patients who had undergone pelvic X-ray examinations. Fuji computed radiography velocity system with columnar screen dose results was much lower than those using CR975 system with granular screen. Patient doses delivered by both systems were within the international diagnostic reference levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-396
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume165
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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