Application of radiographic magnification technique with an ultra-high-speed rare-earth screen/film system to oral cholecystography

Radiology. 1978 Oct;129(1):173-8. doi: 10.1148/129.1.173.


2X magnification employing a 200-mu focal spot and an Alpha 8-XM screen/film system was applied to oral cholecystography and the results compared with those for the conventional contact technique with the Par-RP system. The basic imaging properties of the system, as well as phantom studies, indicated that the image quality obtained with magnification is comparable to or better than that for the conventional technique. In clinical studies on the detection of gallstones, the conventional technique revealed 5 true-positive and 17 true-negative cases and 1 false-positive and 2 false-negative cases, while the magnification technique provided 7 true-positive and 18 true-negative cases but no false cases. With the magnification technique the skin dose was reduced to approximately half that for the conventional contact technique.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cholecystography / instrumentation
  • Cholecystography / methods*
  • Cholelithiasis / diagnostic imaging
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiographic Magnification / instrumentation
  • Radiographic Magnification / methods*