Definition : Systems that consist of a patient support unit (usually one or more tables), an x-ray tube and collimator, x-ray generators, support for the x-ray tubes and image receptors (e.g., a cassette holder), and a control panel. These systems are used to perform diagnostic x-ray procedures by obtaining a latent image of the irradiated portion of the patient. This latent image is converted into a visible image (i.e., a radiograph) using a film or digital image processor. The interpretation of these images by a physician contributes to a useful clinical diagnosis.
Entry Terms : "Radiographic Table Systems" , "Systems, X-Ray, Stationary" , "X-Ray Systems" , "Radiographic Units, General Purpose" , "Radiographic Units, Skeletal" , "Radiographic Units, Fixed"
UMDC code : 18429