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ECR 2019 / C-2411
Radiographer Award
An investigation on the appropriateness of Exposure Index (EI) calibration and Exposure Index target (EIT) values as a method of ensuring diagnostic image quality and optimum patient exposures in Digital Radiography.
Congress: ECR 2019
Poster No.: C-2411
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Radiographers, Digital radiography, Education, Quality assurance
Authors: S. Mc Fadden1, G. Forsythe2, P. Doyle1; 1BELFAST/UK, 2Newry, CO. Down/UK


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