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Common Issues With X-Ray Collimator Heads

The three things that can go wrong with General X-ray collimator heads

When working with X-ray tubes and images very little thought is given to the collimator head which is a significant part to the X-ray unit.

Collimators contain a series of mirrors, lights and lead leaves or strips to direct and filter the X-ray beam. Any one of these parts can go bad and need replacing or repairing. In this article we will cover the three common problems encountered with collimator heads and what to do about them.

The light bulb, lead glass enclosure and collimator leaves are the major components of the collimator head that need maintenance and or replacement. They are on every X-ray unit, including general rad rooms, C-arms, and portable machines.  

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