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Radiation exposure in high resolution computed tomography of the spine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6729848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From all the available radiodiagnostic procedures for diagnosing spinal disorders (conventional tomography, myelography, CT), high-resolution, thin-slice computer tomography presents the highest radiation exposure as represented by the somatic dose index. It allows, however, the retrospective computer reformatting of axial slices into secondary slices of any projection desired. To obtain this extra information with conventional tomography would require further exposures in the desired projections and/or thinner slices. But there is a great amount of important diagnostic information that plays a decisive role in the choice of the form of therapy and the preoperative planning of surgical which cannot be obtained by conventional radiological procedures.
V John; K Ewen; H C Nahser; H E Nau; V Reinhardt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Strahlentherapie     Volume:  160     ISSN:  0039-2073     ISO Abbreviation:  Strahlentherapie     Publication Date:  1984 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-22     Completed Date:  1984-06-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260024     Medline TA:  Strahlentherapie     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  100-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone Marrow / radiation effects
Radiation Dosage
Spine / radiation effects,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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