German-born U.S. radiologist, 1880-1963.

Bucky diaphragm

A specialized film holder with a moving grid located immediately beneath the radiographic table or upright apparatus. It decreases the effects of scatter and secondary radiation during a radiographic exposure.
SYN: SEE: Potter-Bucky diaphragm

Bucky factor

A measure of the amount of radiation absorbed by the Bucky diaphragm. This indicates the amount by which to increase the technical factors when a grid is being used.

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