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What role does beam limitation play in the collimation process, and how does it affect image quality?

Beam limitation, a critical aspect of the collimation process, refers to the ability to restrict the X-ray beam to a specific area of interest during imaging. Collimators achieve beam limitation by employing adjustable lead shutters or blades that can be manipulated to shape and narrow the X-ray beam. Proper beam limitation is essential for several reasons. Firstly, it reduces unnecessary radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues, thereby minimizing the patient’s radiation dose and the risk of radiation-induced damage. Secondly, it improves image contrast by reducing scatter radiation, which can degrade image quality and clarity. By confining the X-ray beam to the target area, beam limitation enhances the sharpness and definition of structures within the image, aiding in accurate diagnosis. Therefore, effective beam limitation through precise collimation is fundamental for achieving optimal image quality while ensuring patient safety during diagnostic imaging procedures. 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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