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Filters in Pediatric Radiology Dan Ferlic R.T. (R) http://www.ferlicfilter.com/index.php

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Filters in Pediatric Radiology. Dan Ferlic R.T. (R) http://www.ferlicfilter.com/index.php. A compensating filter could be thought of as:. a way of conforming the x-ray beam to the shape of the anatomy. a way of correcting the distribution of x-ray beam. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Filters in Pediatric RadiologyDan Ferlic R.T. (R)

http://www.ferlicfilter.com/index.php a way of conforming the x-ray beam to the shape of the anatomy.a way of correcting the distribution ofx-ray beam.a way of reducing unnecessary exposure to the patient.an instrument to reduce radiation (ex. the especially sensitive thyroid gland of the child).a way of reducing primary to the correctlevel of exposure for an anatomical part where there is a large variation in thickness.

A compensating filter could be thought of as:a method toreduce scatter radiation.a coning device.amethod to improve grid performance.a method to reduce repeats.an instrument to benefit the patient providing best practice healthcare.a method to increase diagnostic information.A simple, practical device which saves time and improves patient outcomes.A compensating filter could be thought of as (con.):Wedge Filter Closed Position

Wedge Filter Open Position

Inserting the filter into the CollimatorHow a wedge affects the anatomy

A Way to reduce unnecessary exposureReducing Primary where there is a large variation in part thickness

A method to reduce scatter radiation

A Coning Device

A Coning Device

A method to reduce repeats

A method to increase diagnostic information

The swimmers view problem

The solution for the swimmers view problem

The Image

Conclusions:There is a about an 18 to 1 reduction in Entrance Skin Exposure using the Ferlic Filter.

J. Thomas Payne, Ph. D.ABR Certified Radiological PhysicistFACR

Radiation Reductionwith the Swimmers FilterOverexposure

Shoulder Filter

Collimator Light with Shoulder Filter

Reducing exposure to the shoulder

The Scoliosis Filter Set

Scoliosis Wedge Radiation Reduction

Daniel Ferlic, ret.http://www.ferlicfilter.comhttp://www.lateralcervicalspine.com

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