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Report No. 014 - Performance Specifications and Acceptance Testing for X-Ray Generators and Automatic Exposure Control Devices (1985)

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This report is the result of a charge from the Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging Committee of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine to develop a document addressing performance specifications and acceptance testing methods for x-ray generators and automatic exposure control devices. To execute this charge a task group was formed in November of 1981. This report reflects the collective efforts of the task group to provide a document which would be useful to practicing medical physicists who might be called upon to assist i n the development of bid documents and the evaluation of performance specifications and acceptance testing o f these components of radiological imaging systems. This report is divided into three parts relating to x-ray generators and automatic exposure control devices. The first part contains background information concerning the principles of operation of x-ray generators and automatic exposure control devices. The second part identifies relevant characteristics of x-ray generators and automatic exposure control devices for which performance specifications would be useful vendor to assist in evaluating different types of equipment. The third part outlines details of test methods for evaluating clinically installed equipment for purposes of acceptance testing and levels of performance which might be reasonably anticipated. 1 This report is not presented as definitive but rather as guidance to be used by professional medical physicists as they see fit. It is anticipated that revisions will be needed as technological advances in the areas of x-ray generators and automatic exposure control devices are made.

ISBN: 978-0-883184-61-5

Keywords: Generators, AEC
Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging Committee Task Group on Performance Specifications and Acceptance Testing for X-Ray Generators and Automatic Exposure Control Devices

Raymond P. Rossi, Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Phillip L. Rauch, Keith J. Strauss
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