Portable X-ray Unit

The portable X-ray unit.  The monitor shows an X-ray image of a wisdom tooth. NRL has developed an intense pulsed X-ray source for remote imaging of small parts, examination of biological specimens, and calibration and testing of X-ray detectors, X-ray optics and X-ray CCD imaging arrays. Applications of this technology include:

  • in situ testing of X-ray detectors and CCD imaging arrays;

  • dental X-ray imaging in remote locations;

  • in situ examination of injured human extremities;

  • complete elimination of motion blurring to allow imaging of small animals without anesthesia; and

  • on-site examination of small archeological artifacts when used with a CCD imaging panel and laptop computer.

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