sensitometry


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sen·si·tom·e·try

(sen'si-tom'ĕ-trē),
In radiology, the procedure of measuring film response to radiation.
[sensitivity + G. metron, measure]

sen·si·tom·e·try

(sen'si-tom'ĕ-trē, sensi-tomĕ-trē)
A measure of a radiographic film's response to x-ray exposure and processing
[sensitivity + G. metron, measure]

sensitometry

(sĕn″sĭ-tŏm′ĕ-trē)
In radiography, the use of densities on an exposed and processed film to evaluate, monitor, and maintain processors, intensifying screens, film types, and exposure systems.
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It cannot be used as a permanent substitute for daily processor sensitometry. There is no acceptable QC procedure that can be carried out without a densitometer.
With controlled development, we can use sensitometry to optimize exposures, set up or change techniques, troubleshoot and control quality.
Unfortunately, many radiologic technology schools teach sensitometry in the same vein as the Gurney-Mott theory of the formation of the latent image: "You need to know about it, but you don't need to use it." This gives students the impression that the only people who can understand sensitometry or need to use it are QC technologists.
Sensitometry requires a thorough knowledge of densitometry and logarithms.