ROSSLYN, Va., September 26, 2017—Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published a new white paper, NEMA/MITA WP 1-2017 Computed Tomography Image Quality (CTIQ): Low-Contrast Detectability (LCD) Assessment When Using Dose Reduction Technology.
An "image phantom" is a specially designed tool that is scanned or imaged to help experts determine if a device needs adjusting. This white paper provides information on a phantom developed by the NEMA Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) for testing equipment and the rationale behind the choices made during its development. This phantom was specifically created for regulators, radiologists, medical doctors, CT technologists, and medical physicists to assess LCD as a function of radiation dose.
"MITA is proud of our members' work on dose mitigation and dose reduction technologies," said Patrick Hope, Executive Director of MITA. "This white paper provides critical information to stakeholders about new advances in image quality assessment of dose reduction technology."
NEMA/MITA WP 1-2017 is available as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents 350 electrical and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $114 billion per year and exports top $50 billion.