Calculator Throughput Tool Assumptions


  • The user’s Device is compared to an average x-ray device, assuming it is operated for the same number of hours as the current cesium-based device.
  • X-ray device cycle time does not degrade over time.
  • All blood products have the same cycle time.
  • X-ray tubes have a 2000-hour warranty.
  • Downtime from planned/unplanned maintenance is not taken into account.

Compare current cesium-based machine to X-ray.

This web tool provides throughput comparisons based on user input for their current cesium-based machine and data from known FDA approved X-ray devices. The tool is intended to help determine whether switching to an X-ray machine could meet users’ needs.