Why are patient and staff radiation dose important?
It is important to minimize the radiation dose received by patients while assuring optimum quality of the radiographic images. Whenever the dose to the patients is reduced there is a similar reduction in the dose to the staff. For example, changing from D speed film to E speed film will result in a 40% reduction in radiation dose to the patients and the staff. (See below for more on today’s D- and E-speed film and image quality.