Leg Filter Kit

Leg Filter Kit
Item# 57-439

Product Description

The Leg Compensation Filter Kit 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.

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

57-439 Full-Length Leg Clear-Pb® Filter System
Individual pieces consists of:
Thin Wedge Filter
Hip girth under 28cm

Used for:
  • AP scanograms, for determination of long-leg length discrepancies
Thick Wedge Filter
Hip girth over 28cm

Used for:
  • Full-leg radiography
    (under body weight load)
  • Orthopedic angiographic
  • Cross table lateral hips
Filter Holder has two steel rails, 1 (w) x 5.50 in (d), for positioning filters and shields. Only one Filter Holder is needed per x-ray machine. Comes with a plexiglas cutter.

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