KUTV Channel 2 of Salt Lake City reports that a hand-held X-ray system designed in Utah is currently being used in Phuket, Thailand to ID victims of the tsunami.
ARIBA X-ray, Inc. describes the product:
Unlike other “portable” x-ray instruments, the battery powered NOMAD™ offers true portability with cordless operation and freedom from line voltage fluctuation. More than 100 exposures on one battery charge. Optimal for remote use and confined spaces as well as operatory functions.
The external backscatter shield and internal radiation shielding protect the operator from radiation exposure.
This spiffy new product is awaiting the response on approval from the FDA.
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