Published August 7, 2023 | Version v1
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Quality Control measurements for general X-Ray machine through X-ray meter

  • 1. Department of Radiological Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



The aim of a quality assurance (QA) program is to assist a radio-diagnostic machine to obtaining adequate radiological quality information with a minimum of dose to the subject. An integrated part of a quality assurance program is Quality Control (QC) ascertaining quality by measurements and other procedures. QC in diagnostic radiography begins with production of predictable exposures. In this study the four tests (reproducibility, accuracy of kV, half value layer (HVL) and mAs linearity) were determined by Piranha X ray meter and were carried out f­or General X-Ray machine at Olaya Medical Complex. The QC tests have been carried out according to the intentional standard reports (AAPM No. 74) and National recommendations of King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy. Various safety measures are taken by considering work personnel's safety. Thus, some QC tests were determined using the X-ray meter. For the accomplishment of this study, the tests of tube voltage accuracy and reproducibility, HVL and effective energy, air Kerma and air Kerma rate were performed, with their associated errors calculated. The obtained results were in the acceptable limits. The survey revealed that the QC program was conducted to this X-ray machine at regular intervals. Thus the calibration accuracy results Confirm that, the X-Ray E Machine Result is Pass.

Keywords: Quality Assurance, Quality Control, X-Ray Machine, X-ray meter




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