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Radiopacity testing*

Materials, components, implants, instruments and medical devices


Some materials and products can easily be seen in an X-ray image, others are difficult to discern within the human body. Therefore the probability of locating the material or product with X-ray techniques, like fluoroscopy, angiography and X-ray computed tomography (CT/CAT scan), has to be determined according to the following standards.

MR:comp is the leading testing laboratory that has been officially accredited according to ISO 17025 to conduct tests of radiopacity according to

ASTM F640 Standard Test Methods for Determining Radiopacity for Medical Use and/or
DIN 13273-7 Cathters for medical use.

Qualitative as well as quantitative test results can be aquired for your dedicated and individual testing request.

*transparency of material to X-rays