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Application of lead-acrylic compensating filters in chiropractic full spine radiography: a technical report

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Structural and chiropractic

J Manipulative Physiol Ther.1985 Sep;8(3):175-80.

Authors:

M T Buehler, A F Hrejsa

Abstract.

X-raying the entire spinal column in the standing position in a single exposure (mainly the AP projection) is an often-used chiropractic radiography procedure which has also found some application in medical scoliosis screening program. Aside from any controversy of clinical objectives or medical necessity, the primary agreed-upon requisite for such procedure is twofold; achieving the best possible film image quality with the least amount of radiation exposure to the patient. A popular method of accomplishing this objective is by the use of collimator-attached devices designed to selectively filter the primary x-ray beam in accordance with regional variations of body thickness and/or density. This study was conducted to evaluate the use of a new lead-acrylic filter system (a prior model of which had previously been evaluated for its use in medical radiography) under specialized chiropractic conditions. In comparison to other available systems, it was concluded that this new system; a) is generally equivalent in its radiation dose reduction capabilities; b) is capable of producing full spine radiographs with good to above average image quality; and c) is appreciably easier to use.

Publication Date: 

1985 Sep

OEID: 

4012

Buehler, TM., Hrejsa, FA. (1985) 'Application of lead-acrylic compensating filters in chiropractic full spine radiography: a technical report', J Manipulative Physiol Ther.1985 Sep;8(3):175-80.

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