Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have managed to perform computed tomography scans (CT) for joint fractures with a lower dose of X-rays.
They used just one-fourteenth the amount of normal CT radiation to produce high-quality images. More specifically, the CT scanner used a radiation dose equal to that of a chest X-ray (down from 0.43 millisievert to 0.03 msV).
The new method relies on a newly developed protocol known as REDUCTION (Reduced Effective Dose Using Computed Tomography In Orthopedic Injury).
CT scanning uses X-rays which irradiate the body and can be hurtful if exposed to for too long. According to researchers, the new technology may help lighten a lot of concern about exposure to ionizing radiation.
The study was presented at the 2016 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
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