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Must medical physicists test all AEC detectors for AEC reproducibility in mammography units with multiple AEC detectors in a single cassette holder (bucky)?

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No. Because the AEC detectors are also being evaluated as part of the AEC performance test, only a single detector per bucky needs to be tested by the medical physicist. Units that have different AEC detectors in different buckys (e.g., different AEC detectors for the different size cassette holders) will need to have one detector in each bucky tested for reproducibility.

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