COMPARISON of CONVENTIONAL HAND EXAMINATION on SIX OPTIMISED DR SYSTEMS

Helle Precht*, Claus Bjørn Outzen, Martin Weber Kusk, Malene Bisgaard, Dag Waaler

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges in comparing digital radiography (DR) systems from different vendors for various combinations of exposure factors in posterior-anterior hand radiographs. Image quality was evaluated for a range of tube voltages and tube current-time products using a technical contrast-detail (CDRAD) phantom and an anthropomorphic hand phantom. 900 technical CDRAD images were analysed providing quality figures of merit (IQFinv) and two experienced reporting radiographers using visual grading analysis (VGA) scored 108 anthropomorphic images. This study demonstrates the differences between the DR systems included. When compensating for variations in dose, Canon showed superior results for technical image quality and Fuji for visual image quality for a standard dose point at DR hand examination (ln(DAP) 1.1, 50 kV and 2.5 mAs).

Original languageEnglish
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume194
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)27-35
ISSN0144-8420
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Mar 2021

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