Potter-Bucky grid


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Potter-Bucky grid

[′päd·ər ′bək·ē ‚grid]
(medicine)
An assembly of lead strips resembling an open venetian blind, placed between a patient being x-rayed and the screen or film, to reduce the effects of scattered radiation. Also known as Bucky diaphragm; grid.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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