Accession Number : ADA258159


Title :   X-Ray System, Lightweight Medical (XRSLM)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 21 Dec 1987-31 Mar 1992


Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON DEPT OF MEDICAL PHYSICS


Personal Author(s) : Siedband, Melvin P ; Grenzow, Frank C ; Heilman, Craig A ; Bruce, Robert C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258159.pdf


Report Date : 10 Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : The X-Ray System, Lightweight Medical (XRSLM) is intended for use as a general purpose x-ray system. The original concept was developed on an earlier contract, DAMD17-86C-6039. The system is compact and stored in four containers until ready for assembly. The system is powered by rechargeable NiCd cells or from 110 vac power lines. Unlike a conventional 10 kWp system, which would require line power capacity of 10 kW, the XRSLM requires less than 0.2 kW input power. Conventional battery-powered mobile x-ray machines, batmobiles , weigh about 350 kg while this design weighs less than 90 kg. Unlike most conventional mobile systems, the XRSLM uses a grid for the reduction of the effects of scattered radiation, automatic exposure control and semi-automatic collimation to improve image quality and to reduce the exposure to both patient and operator. The XRSLM may be assembled, transported and positioned by one operator. It is designed for use with conventional radiolucent tables and litters or operated as a free-standing chest radiographic device. It may also be used with a chair for head and dental radiography. The mechanical configuration is similar to that of the Basic Radiological System (BRS) of the World Health Organization (WHO). X-Ray, Filmless Radiography, Digital Radiography, Radiography, RA 2.


Descriptors :   *X RAYS , *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT , *X RAY APPARATUS , PORTABLE EQUIPMENT , CONFIGURATIONS , RADIOGRAPHY , MOBILE , IMAGES , LIGHTWEIGHT


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE