Mobile X-ray equipment

2. Quality control

The quality control tests that a mobile x-ray unit should be submitted do not differ from those that currently performed in a routine setting. At acceptance and as routine the main quality control tests are (7):

  • tube and generator performance;
  • radiation output;
  • half value layer;
  • beam alignment;
  • focal spot size;
  • dose area product (DAP) metre accuracy;
  • mechanical safety;
  • equipment condition.

The electrical safety and tube leakage radiation are additional testes that must be performed at acceptance only (7)