FAQ

1. What are all the safety measures incorporated in Alerio X-Ray machines?

X-Ray equipment produce ionising radiation. These can be harmful to both Patients and Doctors, if proper precautions are not followed. At Alerio, we know clearly that X-Rays are an important diagnostic tool, whereas radiation should not be a deterring factor. Hence, we have designed and manufactured our Alerio X-Rays such that they are least harmful, when they are used in a proper manner.

2. What is the role of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)?

In India, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) (www.aerb.gov.in) is responsible for the regulation and proper usage of X-Rays. AERB approves X-Ray machines from radiation safety point of view.

Some of the key checks done by AERB include:

  • Ensuring manufacturer has the proper personnel, equipment and infrastructure to manufacture safe X-Ray equipment.
  • Ensuring X-Ray equipment being sold is safe from radiation point of view.
  • Monitoring the equipment are kept in good condition.
  • Making sure that correct procedures are followed.

AERB Suggestions on proper usage

  • Buy only AERB approved or authorised equipment.
  • Ask for the radiation test certificate from the manufacturer.
  • Perform a quality check of your equipment every year.
  • Limit exposure to X-Ray - both direct and scattered.
  • Wear protective apron and other accessories.
  • Wear dose monitoring badges.
  • Register yourself with AERB.

ALERIO is committed to AERB guidelines and stringently ensures that all its X-Ray machines are adhering to AERB guidelines.

3. Is it necessary to have a Lead Lined and Separate X-Ray Room?

This depends on the type of X-Ray machine. As per AERB guidelines, for Dental Intra-Oral (IOPA), Handheld and Mobile type X-Ray, a separate Lead Lined room is not mandatory. However, it is mandatory that safety aprons and safety rules are followed when using these equipment.

4. How to ensure Image Clarity in X-Ray equipment?

This depends on the type of X-Ray machine. As per AERB guidelines, for Dental Intra-Oral (IOPA), Handheld and Mobile type X-Ray, a separate Lead Lined room is not mandatory. However, it is mandatory that safety aprons and safety rules are followed when using these equipment.

  • A good X-Ray equipment is one of the requirements for a clear X-Ray.
  • Equal importance is to use a good quality film.
  • Ensure that the film has not expired.
  • The film will be kept in a dark cool environment, which is away from the X-Ray room.
  • Procedures followed for developing the film are also very important.
  • The developer, fixer and water should be used as per instructions.
  • Replace with fresh solution at least once in two weeks.
  • Avoid using colder or warmer solution.
  • Ensure that the dark room is not bright.
  • When using Digital Sensor, ensure that it is properly calibrated and serviced.
  • Digital Sensors degrade over time; closely observe and replace worn out sensors.
  • The imaging software will have various options for image adjustments.
  • Calibrate the sensor/film with the X-Ray machine.
  • Each sensor/film works best for a particular exposure parameter.
  • Imaging techniques are very important to get the right image.
  • Position the film as close as possible to the object to be imaged.
  • Keep the sensor/film perpendicular to the X-Ray cone.
  • During exposure, the patient should remain steady to avoid blurred image.