Cruisin’ the show room floor at the CDA I have discovered several interesting new tech products and some advances on old products. One of the most interesting is called Tru-Align from IDI. It is a combination rectangular collimator and aiming device.
The collimator reduces scatter radiation and improves image quality. Reducing scatter reduces patient exposure. This is great for those patients who are worried about radiation.
The aiming device uses lasers and magnets to perfectly align the cone and the sensor. When it is aligned properly it beeps and snaps into place, even a rookie can take perfect radiographs with virtually no retakes.
The device works with most existing round tube heads and with the Rinn and Flow film/sensor holders.