ALARA principle

ALARA principle

the principle governing exposure to ionizing radiation; exposure must always be 'as low as is reasonably achievable' to confirm the diagnosis
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The new EOS Micro Dose system, marks another important step towards the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
The new EOS Micro Dose system, recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, marks another important step towards the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Available).
In response to Q3, the vast majority of the nurses were not aware of the ALARA principle (mean = 0.
EOS said that its new EOS Micro Dose option, recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, allows a further step towards the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Available) by bringing pediatric spine follow up exams at the dose level equivalent to a week of natural background radiation on Earth.
It delivers 30% less dose than the others cone beam which makes it one of the most suitable for ALARA principle devices.
Corrective strategies should include strict adherence to recommended scan length protocols, application of the ALARA principle and evaluation of the current use of reference effective mAs (which will require a separate study to determine the smallest value that can be used without compromising image quality).
The ALARA principle accepts that some amount of radiation exposure may be inevitable.
The ALARA principle (the dose exposure indoors should be as low as reasonably achievable) for building materials is followed by using the index I.
The aim was to determine whether the radiation dose received by surgeons during surgical procedures fell within the limits set by the International Commission of Radiological Protection (ICRP), (3) and to apply this finding to current protocols for achieving the ALARA principle.
With the introduction of ALARA principle (As low as reasonably achievable) each examination is expected to be optimized to obtain a quality diagnostic image while keeping the patient dose as low as possible (3).
This follows the ALARA principle (As low as reasonably acceptable) for radiation exposure, of the American Dental Association.
Radimetrics President Gregory Couch says, "Across the industry, healthcare organizations are searching for tools that help them fulfill their commitments to the ALARA principle.