Answer to Question #7279 Submitted to "Ask the Experts"

Category: Medical and Dental Equipment/Shielding — Equipment

The following question was answered by an expert in the appropriate field:

Do you know of any good textbooks that are specific to QA/QC (quality assurance/quality control) testing on radiographic equipment?


There are a number of very good references:

  1. Quality Assurance for Diagnostic Imaging, Report No. 99, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
  2. Quality Control in Diagnostic Radiology, Report No. 74, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  3. Quality Management in the Imaging Sciences, Papp, J., Mosby Publishing    

Due to the proliferation of digital imaging, many guidelines do no apply to nonfilm systems. The American Association of Physicists in Medicine is currently working on a publication to deal with quality control for digital radiography. Vendors of the digital x-ray systems can also provide information on quality control tests for their systems.

Ken "Duke" Lovins, CHP

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