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Task Group No. 252 Methodology for the development of pediatric techniques for computed radiography and digital radiography

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To establish a methodology for the development of pediatric technique charts for CR/DR based on the goal of obtaining consistent, appropriate detector air kerma. This TG aims to provide a scientific method to consistently deliver desired detector air kerma across a wide range of patient sizes and clinical conditions. Specifically, the TG report is to include:

  1. Methods to ensure consistent and appropriate air kerma at the detector entrance plane, under both automatic and manual exposure modes, based on knowledge of generator/tube performance from physics testing results.
  2. Guidelines for optimization of generator settings for a given detector air kerma and patient thickness to minimize beam-on time and ensure reproducible exposures. (e.g. focal spot size, mA/mS settings, kVp)
  3. Guidelines for additional optimization of patient entrance air kerma for given detector air kerma and generator settings
Bylaws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Approved Date(s)Start: 9/23/2013
End: 1/1/1900
Committee Keywords: TG252
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Board of Directors  [Status]
Science Council  [Status]
Imaging Physics  [Status]
Pediatric Imaging SC  [Status]
TG252 Methodology for the development of pediatric techniques for computed radiography and digital radiography [Status]
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Robert MacDougall
Task Group Chair

Don-Soo Kim
Task Group Co-Chair

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VOTING AppointmentsThere are 4 members and guests.
Cristina T. Dodge, MS

10/12/2016  Member
Jered R. Wells, PhD

6/26/2017  Member
NON-VOTING Appointments
Danielle R. Beaulieu

7/27/2016  Member (nonvoting)
Adrian A. Sanchez, PhD

7/27/2016  Member (nonvoting)

None Appointed