Image plate artifact

Image plate artifact is caused by backscatter radiation.

Backscatter radiation is transmitted through the back of the cassette to the cassette hinge where the lead coating gets weakened or cracked. 

To reduce backscatter, the radiographer should collimate where possible.

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rID: 25417
Section: Physics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Image plate artefact

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