Tag Archives: Entrance Dose

5 Reasons One Would Change a Technique

There are only 5 reasons why a radiographer would change a technique (and 8 ways you could do it without using distance).  As the how’s are not nearly as interesting as the whys, we’ll start with why you would change a given technique.  Here are the 5 reasons: Increase kV,

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

mAs = Dose

Today’s post will center on how the mAs you use is directly proportional to the dose you are giving your patients.  I could have just written “the dose the patient is getting” but I really want to make it clear that you the radiographer, or radiographer student, are the one setting

Optimum kV for DR & CR Equipment

As soon as the film-screen combination was developed in our profession, there has been optimum kVs used for every body part.  Even when Rare Earth screens came on the market in the early 80’s and the mAs was cut to one third (from 9 to 3 for example) the kV