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Positioning Training Tool for Radiography

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Accurate positioning reduces the X-ray exposure of the subject and produces a valuable X-ray image for diagnosis. This paper describes the development of a positioning training tool that supports those studying to be radiological technologists in learning the positioning technique efficiently. Students perform the positioning on a personal computer using a three-dimensional computer graphics (3DCG) phantom constructed from computed tomography (CT) image data and confirm the produced plane image corresponding to the positioned phantom. It is expected that students will be able to undertake positioning training using our tool anywhere and at any time without using X-ray equipment. Repeated use of our training tool will help students attain a deep understanding of anatomy and acquire positioning skills efficiently and accurately.

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T. Maruyama and H. Yamamoto, "Positioning Training Tool for Radiography," Positioning, Vol. 4 No. 4, 2013, pp. 289-300. doi: 10.4236/pos.2013.44029.


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