How does kVp affect contrast?

Asked by Claire Aylsworth on September 13, 2021

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Radiation quality or-kVp: it has a great effect on subject contrast. A lower kVp will make the x-ray beam less penetrating. A higher kVp will make the x-ray beam more penetrating. This will result in less difference in attenuation between the different parts of the subject, leading to lower contrast.

What is the difference between kVp and mAs? In short, mAs is the amount of electrons fired from the cathod to the anode in the xray tube and, respectively, the amount of xrays that will be 'fired' toward the patient. kVp , orkilovoltage peak, is the difference in voltage between the cathode and the anode in the xray tube.

What is the contrast of an image? Contrast is the difference in luminance or colour that makes an object (or its representation in an image ordisplay) distinguishable. In visual perception of the real world, contrast is determined by the difference in the color and brightness of the object and other objects within the same field of view.

What affects contrast resolution? Contrast resolution is the ability to distinguish between differences in intensity in an image. It is a difficult quantity to define, because it depends on the human observer as much as the quality of the actual image. For example, the size of a feature affects how easily it is detected by the observer.

Does mAs affect spatial resolution? How does mAs affect spatial resolution/recorded detail? It doesn't (Pg 299).