Our purpose in this study was to evaluate the potential of dose reduction in general radiography for adult patients by use of a dual-side-reading (DSR) photostimulable phosphor plate in a computed radiography system. The image quality and low-contrast detectability in terms of the contrast-detail diagram of the DSR system with use of the X-ray beam quality of the RQA 5 defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission 61267 were compared with those of a conventional single-side-reading (SSR) system. The radiographic noise of the DSR system was lower compared to that of the SSR system under the same exposure conditions. Although there were no statistical differences in low-contrast detectabilities between the SSR system and the DSR system under the same exposure levels, the DSR system showed superior detectability compared to the SSR system. We conclude that the DSR system for general radiography has the potential to reduce the patient dose.
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