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How does collimation impact the effective dose in pediatric radiography?

Collimator plays a crucial role in reducing unnecessary radiation exposure during pediatric radiography. By restricting the X-ray beam to only cover the area of interest, collimation minimizes radiation scatter and ensures that radiation is targeted specifically at the region needing imaging. This focused approach reduces the dose of radiation delivered to surrounding healthy tissues, thereby decreasing the effective dose received by the children. Effective dose refers to the overall risk of radiation-induced harm to the patient, considering both the absorbed dose and the sensitivity of various tissues to radiation. Proper collimation limits the radiation field to the necessary anatomical area, thereby decreasing the overall volume of tissue exposed to radiation and lowering the potential risks associated with ionizing radiation exposure, particularly in developing kids who are more sensitive to its effects. Therefore, meticulous collimation is essential in pediatric radiography to optimize image quality while minimizing radiation exposure and associated risks. We are a manufacturer of X-ray machines and their accessories. If you have any needs for X-ray collimators, please feel free to contact us. Whatsapp:+86 18953679166. Email: service@newheek.com

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