Stationary grid

A notable variation within the realm of X-ray systems is the stationary grid, characterized by its immobility during the exposure process. In the year 1913, Gustave Bucky introduced the pioneering concept of a stationary grid—an innovative rectangular device, slender and level, possessing dimensions comparable to those of the film. This device was positioned between the patient and the film, with the primary objective of reducing the presence of secondary radiation. Building upon this foundation, Dr. Hollis Potter made significant advancements in 1920 by envisioning the concept of a mobile grid. This progressive development not only enhanced the effectiveness of radiation cleanup but also eliminated the undesirable lead strip pattern that was often observed on X-ray films.