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Effective Dose Reduction in Lateral Lumbar Spine Diagnostic Radiography using X-Ray Tube Heel Effect

[+] Author and Article Information
A. Ben-Shlomo

Radiation Safety Division, Soreq NRC, Israel
avibenshlomo@gmail.com

G. Bartal

Dept of Medical Imaging, Meir MC, Israel
gbartal@gmail.com

M. Mosseri

Cardiology Division, Meir MC, Israel
Morris.mosseri@clalit.org.il

S. Shabat

Dept of Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Care Unit, Meir MC, Israel
drshabat@netvision.net.il

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4036462 History: Received June 12, 2016; Revised April 11, 2017

Abstract

PURPOSE: The study aimed to determine how lumbar spine x-ray examinations effective dose changes at different patient positioning considering the x-ray tube heel effect. METHODS: The study used exposure of patient phantoms and Monte Carlo simulation of the effective doses. Results and conclusions: Using heel effect phenomenon the head to anode positioning of the patient reduces the effective dose by 5.0% when compared with the head to cathode direction and the same exposure.

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