News tagged with radiation doses

Two views are better than one in 3-D breast screening

One view 3D breast screening (tomosynthesis) means less radiation dose and about five seconds less compression, but a study from Yale University, New Haven, CT, found that obtaining both views is necessary to help ensure ...

Apr 19, 2013
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Surgeons reach radiation limits with 291 PELDs per year

(HealthDay)—Surgeons performing minimally invasive transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD), involving fluoroscopy, are exposed to the maximum allowable radiation dose after 291 procedures ...

Apr 12, 2013
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Lowering CT tube voltage for colonography beneficial

(HealthDay)—In patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) colonography, reducing the tube voltage from 120 kVp to 100 kVp significantly reduces radiation dose while minimally reducing image quality, regardless ...

Mar 07, 2013
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