Scanography with rotation of the radiographic tube: A new method

D. Korbuly, R. Moore, A. Formanek, W. Castaneda-Zuniga, E. Justich, K. Amplatz

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The quality of the radiographic image is compromised by secondary radiations and geometric unsharpness, which is proportional to the focal spot size. The authors describe a new system which significantly improved both elimination of scatter and reduction of the apparent focal spot size and gives superior radiographs to those made with a conventional x-ray machine. Advantages of the new system include the lack of resolution and density gradients across the radiograph, increased contrast due to decreased scatter, increased resolution, possible routine radiography with a 100-μ focal spot, up to 2.5X magnification, increased acceptable kVp range, and decreased dose to the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1980


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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Korbuly, D., Moore, R., Formanek, A., Castaneda-Zuniga, W., Justich, E., & Amplatz, K. (1980). Scanography with rotation of the radiographic tube: A new method. Radiology, 135(2), 495-499.