Mammography Machine

  1. Accuracy of Operating Potential
  2. Accuracy of Irradiation Time
  3. Total filtration
  4. Linearity of mA/mAs loading Stations
  5. Consistency of radiation output
  6. Half Value Layer (HVL) Measurement
  7. Performance of imaging phantom
  8. Radiation Leakage level from external surface of x-ray tube housing
  9. Area surveillance
Mammography Machine
MAMMOGRAPHY

Mammography is the process of using low-energy X-rays to examine the human breast and is used as a diagnostic and a screening tool.The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer,typically through detection of characteristic masses and/or micro-calcifications.

WHAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC NEED TO KNOW

Get the mammography procedures done only in hospitals/facilities having registration from AERB.

WHAT THE OWNER/EMPLOYER/RADIATION SAFETY OFFICER NEED TO KNOW:
  1. Only AERB Type approved X-ray equipment shall be installed/used
  2. AERB Registration certificate will be displayed noticeably at the reception counter.
  3. Quality Assurance tests of the mammography equipment is carried out periodically and after any maintenance,and the records are maintained.
  4. CR and DR detection systems should be preferably used
  5. If film-based system is used,film auto-processor should be
  6. Preferably all filter-target combinations should be present,by design, in the mammography equipment.
WHAT THE DOCTOR & RADIOGRAPHER NEED TO KNOW:
  1. The operators are required to use the benefit of the 2 m wire given along with the exposure switch when the control board in provided on the column of mammography quipment.
  2. Operator should always work behind the barrier.
  3. Viewing box requirements for mammography should be of double the luminescence(lux) required for general purpose radiography and the illumination where the viewing box is kept should be minimum.
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