Bucky, Gustav P.
German-born U.S. radiologist, 1880-1963.
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
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.