RADIOGRAPHIC UNIT QUALITY CONTROL TESTS
Section I. WISCONSIN KILOVOLT PEAK QUALITY CONTROL TEST
The purpose of the kVp quality control test is to assure that the x-ray generator is
producing the same kVp that the control panel indicates. You, as a radiographer, can
readily understand why you need to know these different types of quality control tests.
You could be called upon to run these tests on a piece of equipment that could be
malfunctioning. Remember, in a small clinic the radiographer is the chief radiographer,
the staff radiographer, and the quality assurance technologist.
a. Wisconsin x-ray test cassette (see figure 4-1).
b. Two small lead sheets.
Figure 4-1. Old kVp test cassette.