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How do collimators impact the effective focal spot size in X-ray imaging?

X-ray Collimators play a significant role in determining the effective focal spot size in X-ray imaging. The focal spot is the area on the X-ray tube target where X-rays are generated. A collimator shapes and limits the X-ray beam as it leaves the tube. When a collimator narrows the beam, it effectively reduces the size of the focal spot projected onto the patient or detector. This reduction in apparent focal spot size enhances image sharpness and spatial resolution. Conversely, if the collimator widens the beam, the effective focal spot size increases, potentially degrading image quality. Therefore, proper collimation is crucial for optimizing image resolution and diagnostic accuracy in X-ray imaging by controlling the effective focal spot size. We are a manufacturer of X-ray machines and their accessories. If you have any needs for collimators, please feel free to contact us. Whatsapp:+86 18953679166. Email: service@newheek.com

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