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An amazing accomplishment—CT manufacturers deserve our thanks

In the latter half of the 1990s, CT technical advancements proceeded at an extremely rapid pace. The emphasis was on producing exquisite CT image quality and the ability to try these new techniques for, it seemed, almost any indication. The highly sophisticated technology was complex and understood by few of its users. And, as well, proponents for significant CT radiation safety with lower doses for children were few. By the SPR meeting of 2002, other manufacturers had joined GE—Philips Medical Systems, Siemens Medical Solutions and Toshiba America Medical Systems—in a daylong seminar on radiation dose reduction. In an editorial accompanying the publication of the seminar, Berdon and Slovis said “The manufacturers have made ‘low dose’ a priority.”

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