Bucky grid

Bucky grid

An assembly of lead strips resembling an open venetian blind, placed between a patient being X-rayed and the screen or film, to improve the collimation and reduce scatter of radiation on the film. (Gustav P. Bucky, 1880–1963, German-born American radiologist).

Bucky,

Gustav, U.S. radiologist, 1880-1963.
Bucky diaphragm - in radiography, a diaphragm with a moving grid that avoids grid shadows. Synonym(s): Potter-Bucky diaphragm
Bucky film
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Bucky rays
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Bucky grid

a grid used in radiography to prevent the scattered rays reaching the film, thus aiding clarity and definition of the picture. Called also Potter-Bucky grid.