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1. a grating.
2. in radiology, a device consisting essentially of a series of narrow lead strips closely spaced on their edges and separated by spacers of low density material; used to reduce the amount of scattered radiation reaching the x-ray film.
3. a chart with horizontal and perpendicular lines for plotting curves.
Amsler grid see Amsler charts.
baby grid a direct-reading chart on infant growth.
cross-hatched grid two linear grids that are superimposed at right angles to each other, used for maximal scatter cleanup.
grid cutoff differences in radiographic intensity that are caused by improper focusing of the lead lines of a grid.
focused grid a linear grid in which all of the lead strips are aligned in a tilted fashion toward a centering point.
linear grid a grid designed to permit the passage of the primary beam by having lead lines aligned in the same direction separated by radiolucent interspacing material. There are two types, parallel and focused.
Wetzel grid a direct-reading chart for evaluating physical fitness in terms of body build, developmental level, and basal metabolism.
1. a grating; in radiology, a device consisting essentially of a series of narrow lead strips closely spaced on their edges and separated by spacers of low density material; used to reduce the amount of scattered radiation reaching the x-ray film.
2. a chart with horizontal and perpendicular lines for plotting curves.
a radiographic cassette with a grid permanently installed in it.
excessive loss of radiation beam because of incorrect angulation between the tube and the lead strips.
a grid interposed between the film and the x-ray beam. See also (1) above.
because of the filtering out of rays by the lead strips there is a loss of penetrating effect of the beam so that exposure time must be increased.
the lead strips in the grid are sloped slightly inwards at the top so that the apertures more closely approximate the angle taken by the rays in a diverging beam.
a cassette grid in which the radiopaque strips are parallel to each other.
a map marked by a grid of numbered intersecting parallel lines making it possible to identify particular locations numerically.
one that moves during the exposure of the film to the x-ray beam: a Potter-Bucky grid.
see parallel grid (below).
the lead strips in the grid are parallel to each other and vertical to the plane of the film. This has the disadvantage that more diverging rays are absorbed by the grid at the edges of the film than at the center with a lowering of exposure there.
a focused grid moved mechanically across the x-ray beam. Suited only to large installations. Called also Bucky and Potter-Bucky diaphragm.
something of the same effect as a focused grid is obtained by gradually lowering the height of the strips in the grid as they approach the edge of the grid.
the ratio between the height of the strips to the distance separating them. The greater the ratio the more rays will be filtered out.
one that moves during the exposure of the subject to the beam of radiation.
one that moves while x-rays are being generated.
one that is stationary while the film is being exposed so that there is a pattern of grid lines on the radiograph.
a special tube designed to take cineradiographic x-rays.