Tag Archives: Bucky

How to Position a Perfect RAO Sternum

Back on May 15 for my 10th blog I shamelessly plugged my first textbook which I co-authored with Quinn Carroll titled “Adaptive Radiography with Trauma, Image Critique and Critical Thinking”. I thought it would be fun every once in a while to write an article on one of my favorite

Entrance, Midline and Exit Doses

A while back I started to wonder about how much dose actually occurred in the middle of the body (the Midline Dose).  My good old trusty FLUKE dosimeter and 150cc ion chamber could easily tell me the entrance and exit doses but I couldn’t figure out a way to get

How Much Off-Focus Radiation Comes Out of the Tube?

Today’s blog is about off-focus (stem) radiation which until a couple of weeks ago I had completely forgotten about.  As a reminder to all of you who haven’t cracked open your physics books in a while; off-focus radiation are x-rays produced by stray electrons that interact at positions on the anode