Scatter dose calculation for anti-scatter linear grids in mammography

M. A. Al Kafi, N. Maalej, A. A. Naqvi

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Monte Carlo simulations were used to optimize the geometry of a mammography anti-scatter linear grid to achieve minimum scatter-to-primary ratio (SPR) for different X-ray tube voltages. A single optimum design of the grid with 0.9 mm septa height, 12 μm septa thickness and 100 μm interspace thickness was found for breast phantom thicknesses between 30 and 80 mm. The optimal grid has 0.153-0.330 scatter-to-primary ratio, a Bucky factor (BF) less than 2.5 and a contrast improvement factor (CIF) of 1.3. Crown

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1837-1841
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2009


  • Bucky factor
  • Contrast
  • Contrast improvement factor
  • Linear grid
  • Mammography
  • Monte Carlo
  • Scatter
  • Scatter-to-primary ratio


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