The Many Types of X-Ray Machines and All Require Regular Calibration

Who knew there were so many uses for x-ray machines? I am sure more can be added to this list but just consider this diverse use and the need for regular documented calibration on each and every x-ray machine in use.

Dental Imaging

Medical Imaging

  • Radiography – Plain x-rays of specific body parts
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan or CAT Scan) – whole body scan
  • Mammogram –examines breast tissue for abnormalities
  • Angiogram – examines arteries, veins and organs in the body for blocks or abnormalities
  • Fluoroscopy – views the movement through the body of contrast agents such as barium

Security screening x-ray

Buildings

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Courthouses
  • Police stations
  • Government

Transportation hubs – bus, train, airports, ports

Industrial Imaging

  • Metrology – precise internal geometry
  • Aerospace – scan for anomalies, fractures, failures, electrical components
  • Defense & Military – non-destructive testing for functionality
  • Law Enforcement – forensics
  • Engineering
  • Inspections – Core samples, welds, and materials
  • Food x-ray inspection – detects foreign contaminants in food
  • Bottle and Cap Inspection

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