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NEMA Reviews Tools for Low Contrast Medical Image Quality Assessment

09/26/2017 1:00PMSign-up to receive press releases.

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 nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.

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