Where is the collimator installed? Today I will talk about the installation location of the collimator. As one of the important accessories on the X-ray machine, the collimator is used to control the X-ray output irradiation path and control the radiation dose.
The collimator is installed under the tube to limit the X-ray irradiation range. When the switch of the collimator is turned on, a beam of light will be emitted. The place where the light is irradiated is the X-ray irradiation range, which is the place where we need to take a film to detect. Therefore, the collimator also has the function of positioning and reduces stray scattering. The emission of the line reduces the X-ray radiation received by the operating doctor and the patient.