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  • 07.19.10

    A new CT reconstruction algorithm can help lower radiation dose

    DotMed | Olga Deshchenko

    A new way of processing X-ray information can lower the amount of radiation patients receive during cone beam CT scans by a factor of ten or more, a new study finds. ┬áCone beam CT scans are vital in locating the tumor during image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) but the continuous exposure to CT radiation is a source of constant concern for medical professionals and patients, Steve Jiang, an associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of California, San Diego and the study’s senior author, told DOTmed News. The concern over radiation exposure is especially problematic for the pediatric population…

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