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Controller/Timers, Automated Radiographic Exposure

Definition : Devices designed to terminate x-ray exposures when sufficient intensity of x-ray radiation has reached the x-ray detector to provide acceptable film darkness. These devices are commonly known as automatic exposure control (AEC) devices; they are usually included as an integral component of the Bucky system of a radiographic system table or placed after the image intensifier in a fluoroscopic system. The controllers signal the control system to stop the radiation from the generator when the radiation intensity is appropriate, usually displaying the exposure time in milliseconds. Stand-alone AEC devices are available to upgrade x-ray units and systems that do not have those capabilities; dedicated controllers designed for mobile radiographic units and mammographic equipment are also available. Stand-alone units are also used for inspection, calibration, and/or quality control of radiographic and/or fluoroscopic units and systems.

Entry Terms : "Automated Exposure Control (AEC) Devices, Radiographic" , "Phototiming Devices, Radiographic" , "Automated Radiographic Exposure Controllers" , "Automatic Exposure Controls, Radiographic" , "Portable Phototiming Devices, X-Ray"

UMDC code : 16894

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Advanced Instrument Development Inc

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Advanced Instrument Development, Inc. has focused on x-ray subsystems for other manufacturers. Products have included High Speed Starters, Solid State Contactors, Heat Unit Integrators, and other similar items. AID has developed an enviable reputation among OEMs for the quality of its products.

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