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Bucky factor

The Bucky factor is the ratio of radiation on the anti-scatter grid to the transmitted radiation.

Hence, the Bucky factor reflects the increased radiation dose required from anti-scatter grid use, as any increase in mAs proportionally increases dose.

The Bucky factor changes with:

  • change in kVp
  • change in grid ratio
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rID: 79871
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Grid exposure factor

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