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Piippo-Huotari, Oili
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Piippo-Huotari, O., Norrman, E., Anderzen-Carlsson, A. & Geijer, H. (2018). New patient-controlled abdominal compression method in radiography: radiation dose and image quality. Acta radiologica open, 7(5), 1-8, Article ID 2058460118772863.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New patient-controlled abdominal compression method in radiography: radiation dose and image quality
2018 (English)In: Acta radiologica open, ISSN 2058-4601, Vol. 7, no 5, p. 1-8, article id 2058460118772863Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The radiation dose for patients can be reduced with many methods and one way is to use abdominal compression. In this study, the radiation dose and image quality for a new patient-controlled compression device were compared with conventional compression and compression in the prone position.

Purpose: To compare radiation dose and image quality of patient-controlled compression compared with conventional and prone compression in general radiography.

Material and Methods: An experimental design with quantitative approach. After obtaining the approval of the ethics committee, a consecutive sample of 48 patients was examined with the standard clinical urography protocol. The radiation doses were measured as dose-area product and analyzed with a paired t-test. The image quality was evaluated by visual grading analysis. Four radiologists evaluated each image individually by scoring nine criteria modified from the European quality criteria for diagnostic radiographic images.

Results: There was no significant difference in radiation dose or image quality between conventional and patient-controlled compression. Prone position resulted in both higher dose and inferior image quality.

Conclusion: Patient-controlled compression gave similar dose levels as conventional compression and lower than prone compression. Image quality was similar with both patient-controlled and conventional compression and was judged to be better than in the prone position.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Compression, X-ray, image quality, radiation dose, radiography
National Category
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67002 (URN)10.1177/2058460118772863 (DOI)000434653700001 ()29760949 (PubMedID)

Funding Agencies:

Research Committee of Region Örebro County  

Örebro University, Sweden 

Available from: 2018-05-23 Created: 2018-05-23 Last updated: 2018-07-24Bibliographically approved

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