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How Low Can You Go?

This is how I teach ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) to all of my students and whenever I give any kind of talk on digital radiography techniques to students or techs.  It’s all about using the smallest/lowest mAs possible so that the dose is as low as it can

How to Properly Critique a Digital Image

We have had hundreds of digital equipment training hours at my hospital in the past 10 years, but in all of that I don’t remember any time given in learning how to correctly critique the image.  I have to imagine this is the same with everyone around the country, possibly

Off-Focus Radiation

This whole project began when we tried to prove if a patient should be shielded in the front or the back for a PA chest x-ray. I decided to test this out using an 8×10 CR cassette that I would run at 1200 speed, making it extremely sensitive to any