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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Radiation-Emitting Products

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We are sending our densitometer out for a regularly scheduled calibration. While it is gone, how can we continue with our daily quality control program until it is returned? Can we use a "loaner" densitometer or perform some substitute test in the interim?

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The daily processor quality control is required prior to processing patient films. No alternative is currently available to verify processor performance without a densitometer. If your facility plans to use a loaner densitometer, reintroduce one into service after repair/calibration, or obtains a new densitometer, you should contact your medical physicist for instructions on how to proceed.

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