Effects of AEC chamber selection on patient dose and image quality.

@article{Hawking2009EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of AEC chamber selection on patient dose and image quality.},
  author={Nancy G Hawking and Angie Elmore},
  journal={Radiologic technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={411-9}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether manipulation of the standard automatic exposure control (AEC) chamber selections reduces the patient's entrance skin exposure (ESE) without compromising image quality. METHODS Data for density and radiation dose were gathered at 2 clinical locations by exposing abdomen and pelvis phantoms to radiation using 3 AEC chamber selection configurations. ESE (skin dose) was measured using a multipurpose dosimeter. The experiment included both film-screen and computed… CONTINUE READING

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