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Can the optical machine be used without a collimator?

X-ray machine is a kind of testing equipment commonly used in medical institutions and industrial production fields. It is used for non-invasive testing of the internal structure of objects. In the X-ray imaging process, the collimator is a very important component, which can help bind the X-ray beam and improve imaging clarity and resolution. So, is it necessary to use a collimator when using an X-ray machine?
In fact, although collimators can improve the efficiency and accuracy of X-ray inspection, in some cases, X-ray machines can also perform inspections without the use of collimators. Let’s take a look at the circumstances under which a collimator can be used without a collimator.
First of all, when the object to be detected is relatively small and X-rays scatter less when penetrating the object, a collimator is not needed. This is because, in this case, X-rays have less energy loss, are relatively well bound, and can be imaged directly without going through a collimator.
Secondly, when the impurities, defects and other features in the object to be detected are obvious and large, such as pendants or slag in precious metals, they will block and absorb X-rays, thus forming an obvious image. In this case, using a collimator will reduce the imaging effect or even make it impossible to form an image.
Finally, when X-ray machines are used in industrial production, since the objects to be detected are generally large in size, direct emission imaging is often used, without the need to constrain X-rays through a collimator like in the medical field. This is because X-ray imaging in some industrial production fields is mainly used to detect hidden problems in objects, rather than performing detailed inspections to obtain final imaging results.
To sum up, in some cases, X-ray machines can indeed perform imaging without using a collimator, but from the perspective of detection efficiency and accuracy, it will be more advantageous to use a collimator. For different application fields and specific application situations, the most suitable detection solution should be selected according to the actual situation to achieve the optimal detection effect. We are a professional manufacturer of X-ray machines and their accessories. If you have any needs for X-ray collimator, please feel free to contact us. Whatsapp:+86 18953679166. Email:

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