A system and method of medical imaging is designed to reduce a patient's X-ray exposure during scanning. The system automatically generates a default noise index from a received set of scan parameter values that specifies a desired tube current of an X-ray source to use during the scanning of a patient. The default noise index can then be overridden to select a preferred noise index based upon a desired diagnostic quality for a particular volume of interest (VOI) and a diagnostic objective.

Title
System and method of medical imaging having default noise index override capability
Application Number
9/683128
Publication Number
20030097062
Application Date
November 21, 2001
Publication Date
May 22, 2003
Inventor
Robert Harry Armstrong
Waukesha
WI, US
Stanley H Fox
Brookfield
WI, US
Robert F Senzig
Germantown
WI, US
Thomas L Toth
Brookfield
WI, US
Agent
Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group
WI, US
IPC
A61B 05/05
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