[ RadSafe ] Portable xray units for industrial radiography

Dahlskog, Leif Leif.Dahlskog at health.wa.gov.au
Thu Aug 27 21:50:25 CDT 2015

We have measurements of a number of units using a MDH ion chamber.

 XIT 250 kVp 5 mA unit;
 5.45 R/min at 1m.  HVL 0f 7.55 mm Al.

Rigaku 250EGS2 250 kVp 5 mA;  
1214 R/min at 300 mm with 2mm Al filter removed.
With 2 mm Al filter in place 12.66 R/min at 1 m.

Sorry have no data on the more modern units such as the GE Eresco 300 kVp constant potential units but output could be considerably more.

Leif Dahlskog
Senior Health Physicist / Radiation Health Unit 
Grace Vaughan House|227 Stubbs Terrace|Shenton Park WA 6008 
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E: leif.dahlskog at health.wa.gov.au 

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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Portable xray units for industrial radiography

Does anyone out there have an idea of what the range of output is for these sort of devices? I'm interested in knowing about how many R/min @ 1 meter could be expected from commercially available models.  I've seen some that spec out at 5 R/min at 1 meter.  Are there models (portable) with higher outputs?

Clayton Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health

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