NOMAD™ Handheld X-ray vs. Conventional Wall-Mounted X-rays

Wall-Mounted X-ray

NOMAD™ X-ray

Requires one unit for every 1-2 operatories One NOMAD can easily serve 3-4 operatories, saving money
Requires special custom cabinetry, electrical, wall reinforcement No special accomodations required
Patients must come to X-ray X-ray goes to the patient’s location
Operator must leave room during radiograph Operator can stay with patient … proven safe
Permanently affixed to wall Conveniently transportable anywhere: office, surgery suites, humanitarian field work
Permanent power connection Cordless, rechargeable batteries/handles (two provided with each unit)
True DC power
Bulky arms are hard to manipulate and position, can drift during procedure Lightweight, highly convenient, no motion artifacts; blur-free radiographs
Oil-filled units can leak Special non-oil shielding, nothing to leak

A Higher Level of Patient Care

  • Stay with patient during procedure – no need to leave the room
  • Take a radiograph anytime during procedures
  • Exceptionally valuable in dental surgery suites
  • Perfect for use with sedated patients, children, geriatric or special needs
  • Ideal for general dentistry, humanitarian work, clinics, mobile, home health, hospitals

Economical and Efficient

  • No installation and associated expenses (i.e., special cabinetry, reinforced walls, electrical)
  • One NOMAD handheld unit can easily serve 3-4 operatories
  • Reduced retakes means higher efficiency, improved workflow
  • Extra income from out-of-office work
  • FMX in half the time


  • Light weight, cordless, easily transportable
  • No awkward arms to manipulate; no drift
  • No need for special stands, cables, remotes*
  • Hundreds of diagnostic quality images from a single battery charge.

Sharp, Clear Images

  • Works with sensors, film, phosphor plates
  • 0.4 mm focal spot produces sharp, high-resolution images
  • True DC performance for improved image quality
  • No blur from hand movement**


  • Proven safe
  • Low patient dosage
  • Internal shielding and backscatter shield protect the operator
  • Studies show yearly operator exposure is equivalent to or less than exposure from a typical wall-mounted X-ray**

*Except where mandated by state regulations
**Image Quality and Radiation Dose Comparison for Intraoral Radiography: Hand-held, Battery Powered versus Conventional X-ray Systems, Joel Gray, Ph.D.; Edgar D. Bailey, CHP; John Ludlow (School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina.)

Contact Aribex to learn more about how NOMAD handheld X-ray systems can advance your level of patient care.