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What are the common faults of medical X-ray collimators?

Common faults of medical X-ray collimators include:
Misalignment: The collimator may become improperly aligned over time, resulting in an inaccurate field size or light field alignment. This can lead to inaccurate positioning and potentially missed or excessive radiation exposure.
Stiff or sticky blades: The blades of the window of irradiation field may become stiff or sticky, making it difficult to move and adjust the collimation. This can affect the accuracy and precision of the collimated X-ray beam.
Blade wear: With regular use, the blades may wear down or become damaged. This can result in inconsistent collimation and may require blade replacement for proper functionality.
Light field accuracy: The collimator may have issues with the accuracy of the light field, which shows the area being irradiated. If the light field is not properly aligned with the X-ray field, it can lead to incorrect positioning and exposure.
Mechanical failures: Over time, mechanical components, such as motors, gears, or bearings, can malfunction. This can cause the collimator to become unresponsive or unreliable in its positioning and collimation.
Electrical faults: Electrical components, such as control circuits or wiring, may develop faults or failures. This can lead to issues with the functionality or control of the collimator.
Inadequate collimation range: Some collimators may have limited range in terms of the minimum and maximum field sizes that can be achieved. If the range is not sufficient for the desired clinical applications, it can be considered a fault.
It is important to regularly inspect and maintain X-ray collimators to detect and address any faults, ensuring accurate and safe use in medical imaging. If you happen to need such a device, please feel free to contact us. Whatsapp:+86 18953613955. Email: service@newheek.com

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