Skin X-Ray Device

Skin X-Ray Device



      Sometimes, splinters, metal filings, shards of glass, fiberglas, insect stingers, buckshot, etc. get lodged in someone’s skin.  

      This is a concept for a device which can be rolled along the skin allowing an X-ray to be made of the tissue just below the skin surface to find the material before, or rather than, operating.  The procedure is non-invasive.  The device can be pushed manually or motorized to maintain a constant speed and forms a protrusion, between the rollers, tall enough to be X-rayed.


      The depth of the tissue being X-rayed depends on the density of the tissue, and is determined by relative speed of the film is moved past the “slit”.  The image on the film is a linear scan of the tissue at a controllable distance below the surface of the skin.


      This is not a product for sale.  This project is shown only as an example of past innovation that you may expect on a consulting basis.  To discuss licensable technologies or consulting, please contact Steve Hines at:






ph. 818-507-5812