National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA/MITA DD
P1-2019 Understanding the Limited Usefulness of Detector Dose Measurements
in Modern Medical X-ray Imaging Equipment, a medical imaging white paper that
discusses the origins of detector dose, its historical relevance, and the
impact of the transition from film to digital imaging.
This whitepaper provides a
much-needed reevaluation of the detector dose metric and describes both the
benefits and limitations of this metric within a larger historical context.
“Over the past decade we’ve seen important changes in our approach to medical
x-ray imaging, particularly a shift from film and image intensifiers to digital
solid-state x-ray image receptors,” said Andrew Kuhls-Gilcrist, Leader of
Medical Affairs at Canon Medical Systems USA and chair of the MITA
Interventional Fluoroscopy Workgroup. “Newer technologies produce clinically
useful images over a much larger dynamic range, thereby enabling attention to
shift towards patient dose.”
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.