Cervical Lateral Filter

Cervical Lateral Filter
Item# 57-406
Include Filter Holder 57-426: 

Product Description

Cervical Lateral Compensation Filter is made of a lead-plastic material that is 30% lead by weight. Since lead is an efficient absorber of x-rays, the filters will attenuate the x-ray beam. By varying the shape and thickness of the filters, many combinations of filtering action can be achieved from almost complete attenuation to full penetration.

CLEAR-Pb® Filters should be used with a rare-earth film/screen combination to improve image quality and keep patient exposure to a minimum. CLEAR-Pb® Compensation Filters are not compatible with gradient speed intensifying screens. Consult your film manufacturer for the proper film/screen combination.

Used for:
  • Lateral full spine
    (with 57-407 filter)
  • Lateral aortic arch

Filter Benefits
  • Improve image quality
  • Filters are 30% lead by weight
  • Reduce the need for multiple exposures
  • Ensure a more uniform image density
  • Reduce patient exposure by selectively attenuating the x-ray beam
  • Lightweight, easy to use
  • Mounts to any collimator
  • Collimator light field is never blocked

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