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Can the X-ray machine not be equipped with a collimator?

X-ray machine is a kind of inspection equipment commonly used in medical institutions and industrial production fields, which is used for non-invasive inspection of the internal structure of objects. In the X-ray imaging process, the X ray collimator is a very important component, which can help to bind the X-ray beam and improve the imaging clarity and resolution. So, is it necessary to use a beamer when using an X-ray machine?
In fact, although collimators can improve the efficiency and accuracy of X-ray inspections, in some cases, X-ray machines can also perform inspections without beamers. Let’s take a look at the circumstances under which the beam limiter can not be used.
First of all, when the object to be detected is relatively small and the scattering of X-rays when penetrating the object is relatively small, the collimator  may not be used. This is because, in this case, the energy loss of X-rays is small, the confinement is relatively good, and it can be directly imaged without passing through the collimator.
Secondly, when the impurities, defects and other features in the object to be detected are relatively obvious and large, such as sinkers or slag in precious metals, they will block and absorb X-rays, thus forming obvious images. In this case, using a beamer will reduce the imaging effect, or even fail to form an image.
Finally, when X-ray machines are used in the field of industrial production, since the objects to be inspected are generally large in size, the method of directly emitting imaging is often used, and there is no need to bind X-rays through a collimator like in the medical field. This is because X-ray imaging in some industrial production fields is mainly for detecting hidden problems in objects, rather than performing fine detection to obtain the final imaging results.
To sum up, in some cases, the X-ray machine can indeed perform imaging without using a beam limiter, but from the perspective of detection efficiency and accuracy, it will be more advantageous to use a beamer. For different application fields and specific application situations, the most suitable detection scheme should be selected according to the actual situation to achieve the optimal detection effect.
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