as low as reasonably achievable


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ALARA

As Low As Reasonably Achievable. A generic stance regarding radiation exposure, the goal of which is the least and lowest exposure possible and/or practicable, vis-à-vis licensed use of radioactive materials, the economics of improving nonradioactive technologies, the benefits to public health and safety, and other socioeconomic considerations.

as low as reasonably achievable

, as low as reasonably practicable,

ALARA; ALARP

In radiology and toxicology, the term is used to express the desire to reduce to a minimum the exposure of living organisms to hazards and toxins.
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In a white paper titled, Raising the Bar by Lowering the Dose, Frost & Sullivan has concluded that Agfa HealthCares direct radiography (DR) platform, highlighted by Agfa HealthCares MUSICA image processing software, is well differentiated from the competition and meets best-of-breed status by addressing The Three Pillars of Digital Radiographys Value Proposition: producing excellent image quality, keeping radiation dose as low as reasonably achievable, and enabling high workflow productivity.
Our strategic alliance will help support medical imaging departments goal of providing ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) compliant x-ray imaging protocols, as well as optimized workflows and quality assurance, while maximizing the use of existing resources and investments.