These charts provide techniques for chest, extremities, joints, spines, ribs, skull, sinus, facial bones, children and babies, abdomen with/without barium. Charts for common film/screen and digital imaging are included with instructions on how to customize for your environment.

    Many technique variables can be standardized, SID, Grid, kVp, mA, film/screen speed or digital system. After this, 85% of changes in technique are for patient or part thickness related to mAS and Time. These can be predicted and charted! (Or automated) Start with one of our typical charts film-based or digital. Do some trial exposures. Create a water-filled “phantom” and follow the instructions. Or start with known techniques, PA Chest (25 cm); Extremity (6 cm); AP Lumbar spine (25 cm). Compare results of either method to one of our typical charts.

    If our chart suggests 60 kVp with 3.0 mAS for a 6 cm Extremity, but you discover you need 1.5 mAS, then multiply all the techniques on the extremity row by 0.5 (1.5 divided by 3.0.) - actual technique divided by typical technique.

    If our chart suggests 80 kVp with 40 mAS for a 25 cm AP Lumbar Spine, but you discover you need 60 mAS, then multiply all the techniques using the table Bucky by 1.5 (60 divided by 40.) Actual technique divided by typical technique.

    If our chart suggests 120 kVp with 5.0 mAS for a 25 cm PA Chest, but you discover you need 3.0 mAS, then multiply all the techniques using the vertical Bucky by 1.7 (5.0 divided by 3.0.) Actual technique divided by typical technique.
The math is that easy!

What if you prefer a different kVp? That can be customized, too. Instructions are included.

Technique Management includes:

  mA X S = mAS table

  Common film/screen situation chart

  2 common digital imaging charts

  Dose reduction chart for digital imaging

  Reproducible/customizable pocket-sized chart

  Instructions for selecting, customizing and using these charts

See individual charts page for charts suited for
single-phase, fractional times control panels.)

  Some x-ray equipment comes with default techniques programmed into the control panel. The operator must evaluate those default techniques for accuracy and minimal dose. These charts will help you do that. There are even Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) guidelines.

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Learn the secrets of technique charts that work.
Technique Management
for film/screen or digital imaging
Radiographic Operations Consulting
"Using this technique system is like cheating...you get a good image and
control the dose at
the same time!"

Megan, NE
Technique Management Is MORE important with
digital imaging in order to Control the Dose!


This video explains principles of technqiue management and runs about 12 minutes.
Individual specific charts for typical situations
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General Radiography Image Catalog
a Collection of Standard Radiographic Images

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NOTE: Digital charts were developed for cassette-based digital imaging. They can easily be customized for cassetteless or Direct Digital imaging.