Pediatric X-Ray dose reduction and image quality maintenance using S-VueTM.

Susan John, MD.  Professor and Chair, Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Samsung S-VueTM Low Dose Image Engine employs a feature-preserving noise reduction algorithm that allows image quality maintenance at lowered doses of up to 50%*.  Dr. Susan John of UT Health studied the ability of S-Vue to reduce pediatric dose while preserving image quality.
* The claim concerning Samsung DR is based on limited phantom and clinical study results. Only routine PA chest radiography and abdominal radiography for average adults and pediatric abdominal, chest, skull radiography were studied, excluding pediatric patients under 1 month old.(FDA cleared - K172229, K182183).  In practice, the values of dose reduction may vary accordingly. These clinical images calculates the dose reduction rate from its own standard dose at the clinical site, unlike our FDA claim which compares dose between new IPE and old IPE. The clinical site is responsible for determining whether the particular radiographic imaging needs are not impacted by such x-ray dose reduction.