THE SLOT TECHNIQUE - AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF SCATTER REDUCTION IN RADIOGRAPHY
The most common method of scatter reduction is the use of an antiscatter grid. Its disadvantage is the absorption of a certain percentage of primary radiation in the lead strips of the grid and the fact that due to the limited thickness of the lead strips their scatter absorption is also limited. A possibility for avoiding this disadvantage is offered by the so-called slot technique, ie, the successive exposure of the subject with a narrow fan beam provided by slots in rather thick lead plates. In this paper the results of a comparison between grid and slot technique regarding dose to the patient, scatter reduction, image quality and the effect of automatic exposure control are reported.
Bibliographic Reference: RADIOGRAPHY, VOL. 49 (1983), NO. 582, PP. 141-145
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