Pacific Northwest X-Ray Inc.

       Equine Cassette/CR-Plate Holder.       


Techno-Aide!  
  • 72" tall post allows a variety of views.
  • 12-gauge steel base provides stability.
  • Two 6" wide channels adjust to fit cassette or CR plate.
  • Holds up to 14" x 17" standard cassettes; can hold 14" x 36" or 51".
  • Adjustable from ground upward.
  • Accepts Grid Cassettes
  • Upper channel includes a rotating R&L marker.
  • Both Upper & Lower channels are lined with rubber to keep all types of plates/cassettes in a stable position.
  • Ships in two cartons: A 3lb. and a 12lb.




  • Stock #
    Your Price
    QNE305
    $253.00




           Equine Back-Saver Cassette/CR-Plate Holder.       


    Techno-Aide!  
  • Back-Saver; no bending to keep the cassette in position. (Keep steady with foot and hand.
  • Eliminates hand held plate/cassette hazards.
  • Cassette clamps onto holder.
  • Horizontal Staff stores on the base for convenience.
  • Dimensions: 48"tall x 36" adjustable arm.
  • Shipping weight:12 lbs.






  • Stock #
    Your Price
    QNE207
    $235.71




           Naviculator - Equine Foot Alignment System.       
    Diagnostic Imaging Systems!
    Take the guesswork out of your equine foot examinations with this portable, fully adjustable, alignment system.

    Now Available with Air Gap Technique Adapter

    The Naviculators Rotating machine stand with integral tilting cassette holder provides discrete rotating indexing, facilitating oblique, lateral, and ventrodorsal views of the angled foot. Prone foot views are made possible by removal of angled foot support device.

    Naviculator Foot Examination Device.
    Equine practitioners know that consistent positioning allows repeatable views, important for good diagnostic radiographs of the equine foot. Clinical field situations often result in varying angles, distances, and exposures. Lesions (particularly on the navicular bone and the 3rd phalanx) can be obscured or eliminated by variations in the radiographic positioning and exposure technique.

    The Naviculator design aligns all 3 factors - the machine, the hoof and the cassette.

    Optional air gap technique cassette adapter increases detail without the use of grid, plus provides magnification for a close up view.

    Device Features:
  • 2 piece apparatus with wheeled base allows easily changed viewing angles
  • Quick, easy assembly/disassembly
  • Stand base is adjustable to accommodate practices with multiple brands of portable x-ray units
  • Anatomy angle is a consistent 65° or can be removed for prone imaging
  • Provides oblique, lateral, and ventrodorsal views with foot prone or angled
  • Adjustable FFD. (Fixed Focal Distance)
  • Rotating foot block base with tilt away cassette holder
  • Discrete indexing swivel adjustments for 0° to 45° to 90° Right or Left




  • Foot block detaches from portable x-ray unit stand for solo use.(optional air gap technique cassette adapter increases detail without the use of grid, plus provides magnification for a close up view)
  • Assembled measures 12" W x 30" L
  • Weighs 25% less than Redden unit.

  • Operational Technique:
    When possible and feasible remove the shoe and clean the foot of all debris, especially along the sulcus of the frog and bulb of the heel. When circumstances allow, sedate the horse. Set the block slightly forward of the normal stance and place the foot in the device, positioning it in the center of the foot block. Use one hand, (lead glove), to steady the leg and place the cassette in desired slot. The foot remains in the flexed position for all views.

    Dorsal-ventral and dorsal-ventral 45 degrees oblique and flexed lateral are standard views with cassette in the holder assuring perpendicular beam-film projection. This unique feature prevents Image Distortion and assures consistent, optimum image of PIII and the navicular bone.

    Using a grid will increase detail on all views for the navicular study. (increase kV by 6 or increase time by 60% when using a 6:1 grid) The 45 degree oblique puts each wing of PIII and navicular bone in relief. With the use of our air gap technique cassette adapter additional benefits are achieved including Image Magnification for a close up view, Increased detail by reducing scatter with out the use of a grid. For a complete evaluation of the foot, additional views (A-P and Lateral) are recommended by using the foot block under each foot with the 65o toe support removed. The block should contain a wire marker in the top to help the veterinarian and farrier determine how the hoof capsule relates to the ground surface.

    The machine tray offers a adjustable & lockable focal distance, assuring consistent technique, calibration and detail. Adjustable Clamps (provided), secure the x-ray unit to the base.

    The operator moves the unit through a 180 degree arc with 450 Indexing, taking all desired views. The swing arm offers a quick, efficient technique that locks out known variables that constantly prevent perfect imaging.



    Kit Contains:
  • Cassette Holder
  • Quick Release foot positioning block assembly with removable angled foot support
  • X-ray unit wheeled support base with adjustable x-ray unit clamps.
  • 14cm Air Gap Adapter (Optional)

  • Assembly & Disassembly:
  • Slide the cassette holder into the foot block and secure with pin.
  • Slide the two units together by inserting the hollow arm of the base into the solid tube of the foot block, Lock into position by inserting pin.
  • To release the base from the foot block, remove locking pin and pull them apart
  • Air Gap Technique adapter requires removal of short cassette holder spacer & insertion of Long Spacer

  • Naviculator Exposure Techniques.
    This system is designed for any portable x-ray unit. The x-ray unit fits in the machine tray and the focal-film distance (Of 26" or 66cm) is adjusted on the stainless swing arm that connects the tray to the hoof block itself. In this way the FFD is consistent for all views. The x-ray unit and machine tray move through a 1800 arc, allowing optimum, repeatable positioning for all desired views, DP, Oblique and Lateral.

    Recommended Foot X-Ray Setup.
    1) Naviculator Equine Foot Block
    2) Elite 10035HF X-Ray Unit or Minxray 10030HF
    3) DIS Navigator Digital Imaging System
    4) 26" Film Focal Distance




    Typical D-P Techniques
    kV
    Sec
    mAs
    -
    56
    .05
    1.75
    Very Soft P3 Margin
    60
    .05
    1.75
    Wings, soft tissue of the quarters
    66
    .06
    1.8
    Joint Margin
    70
    .06
    1.8
    Navicular Non-Grid
    80
    .07
    1.75
    Navicular Grid 6:1


    Typical 45° D-P Oblique Techniques
    kV
    Sec
    mAs
    -
    56
    .05
    1.75
    Very Soft P3 Margin
    60
    .05
    1.75
    Joint Margin
    66
    .06
    1.8
    Navicular Wing Non-Grid
    70
    .08
    2.4
    Navicular Wing Grid 6:1


    Typical Lateral Techniques
    kV
    Sec
    mAs
    -
    60
    .06
    2.1
    Soft Tissue and Bone
    60
    .08
    2.8
    Bone Detail


    Stock #
    Description
    Your Price
    NAV-100
    "Naviculator" Alignment System
    $715.50




           TOMAHAWK Portable Cassette/CR-Plate Holder/Positioner.       


    Diagnostic Imaging Systems!
    The TOMAHAWK Portable Cassette Positioner is a lightweight piece of equipment that allows for omni-directional cassette positioning at various distances and angles, but also safeguards the technician holding it out of the harmful x-ray beam away from danger.
    --UNIQUE, Safe, Convenient and Secure--

    The "Tomahawk" cassette holder has three major components: 1. The cassette clamp assembly 2. The vertically adjustable ground supporting post with tighteners 3. The adjustable handle with cassette clamp attachment device

    At time of order SPECIFY: Flat Panel or Cassette.

    Specifications:
  • Handle rotates to left or right side of holder
  • Lightweight, sturdy aluminum 2.5 lbs.
  • Spring loaded cassette clamp allows easy cassette or contact tunnel changes.
  • Holds small, medium, and large cassettes, up to 14x17..
  • 1.20" is max plate thickness.
  • Bubble level on top of cassette clamp.
  • Two telescoping handles. Long: 32" - 54" and Short: 0" - 20".
  • Handles double as vertical cassette holder support posts, allowing ground contact for cassette positioned 0" - 54" above ground level. Long handle mounts on left, right, or centered on cassette holder.
  • Telescoping 20" center leg ground support post/handle.
  • Positioning handle elbow has discrete cassette tilt angles (360° rotation) allowing for compound views.
  • Easily fits and stores into any mobile unit.



  • Stock #
    Specify which
    Your Price
    VV-500
    Film, CR, DR
    $270.00









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