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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Radiation-Emitting Products

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Would an x-ray unit with both a manual mode and an automatic exposure control mode assure that the mAs selection requirement is met?

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Yes. If the system has a manual mode, then the selection of the mAs or a component part (mA or time) will be available to the operator. A properly functioning manual mode would ensure that the requirement is satisfied.

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