The Xstrahl CIXD is a dual headed irradiatior designed to replace cesium sources.

The Xstrahl CIXD dual tube X-ray irradiator provides the maximum beam output and dose homogeneity.

CIXD Cabinet Irradiator

Meeting the needs of medical and biological research, the CIXD is a self-contained cabinet incorporating the irradiation chamber and system electronics in one enclosure. In addition to removing the health and safety burden associated with the use of radioactive sources, the Xstrahl CIXD provides a safer, simpler, and less costly alternative to radioisotope irradiators for radiation exposure studies. Composed of two X-ray tubes (one positioned on the top and one on the bottom of the enclosure) with the focal spot of one meter (39 inches) apart, the emission of photons in a parallel opposed fashion results in a homogenous distribution of the dose desired. This feature enables the researcher to stack cell culture plates and achieve homogenous bone marrow ablation in small animals. An adjustable specimen shelf is provided in the isocenter offering a dynamic radiation field. Alignment lasers can be incorporated for visual confirmation of the center of the radiation field.

Access to the irradiation chamber is via two parallel sliding doors with CDRH compliant safety interlocks. A leaded glass window is integrated so the researcher can monitor any specimen from just outside the irradiator. Multiple user logins provide customizable settings specific for your experiment, and a remote diagnostics function enables quick technical support and programming assistance.


Research Applications

  • Bystander effects
  • Radiosensitivity
  • Preclinical studies
  • Radiosensitizers
  • In-vivo irradiation
  • In-vitro irradiation
  • Oncology
  • Radiobiology tumour micro-environment
  • Subcutaneous flank tumor modeling
  • DNA repair

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Add Ons & Accessories

  • Additional collimators to vary irradiated size area
  • Laser alignment system for easy specimen setup
  • CCTV (camera) for internal observation of irradiation chamber during operation/exposure
  • Hypoxia gas control chamber for in-vitro studies
  • Independent dose measurement systems
  • Specimen turntable option

Bespoke Commissioning

Bespoke commissioning of the cabinet based on your research needs in order to provide the most accurate dosimetry data for your research.

Technical Specification

External: W-148 cm, D-104 cm, H-205 cm

Total Weight Shielded: Cabinet: 2200 kg

Treatment distances: 33.5, 50, or 16.5cm FSD

Maximum Field Size: 53.3 cm circle at 50 cm FSD

Tube Voltage: 20-220 kV

Tube Current: 0-25 mA

Maximum Power Output: 3 kW

Mobile Built on wheels for simple transport

Manual Stage Z direction manual movements

Control Interface Operates X-rays

Other Products

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  • We have been using the CIX2 X-ray cabinet for some years for cell culture experiments, and it is one of the most frequently used machines in our lab. In my opinion, the x-ray irradiator is a great tool for the irradiation of cells in our research lab. The cabinet runs very stable and is easy to operate (even for non-experienced visitors) and offers all options needed for our research making it extremely user-friendly. The possibility to change the filters quickly and to work with different distances away from the x-ray tube markedly enlarges the spectrum of experiments, which can be performed, and the safety aspect is hereby a big advantage. Furthermore, the technical support of X-Strahl is an outstanding example of good customer service.

    CIX2 Postdoctoral Researcher, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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