FAQ's - Blood Irradiation
Yes, Rad Sure indicators work well in the RS 3400 Revolution
Yes, the RS 3400 Revolution has ISBT compliant software and a bar code reader that comes standard with the equipment
Yes, but it is password protected by the key operator who must assign a password for data tracking purposes
No, the RS 3400 uses a high performance silicon oil cooler for internal cooling
Yes, there are multiple fault detectors that continuously monitor the irradiation cycle parameters
Yes, there is an integrated shelf for preparing and loading the canisters for easy placement into the carousel and the operator’s panel has a simple START button to initiate the cycle
• The 4pi emitter tube is capable of producing up to 1 megaRad per hour (1,000,000 rads) or 16,667 rads per minute. For use in the RS 3400 Revolution, it only needs to produce about 500 rads per minute or less than 5% of its capability.
• It is the same tube as used in our RS 1300 and RS 2400 and RS 2500 high output irradiators.
• The power supply (only one required) is designed to Military Specifications and has proven very reliable in the RS 2400 irradiators, which use the same tube and carousel as the RS 3400.
The overall dose uniformity from low to high is within +/- 10% of the centerline dose
Yes, up to a 50ml loaded syringe
From 1 unit up to 5 units per cycle
The cycle time for 1 to 5 units (whole blood bags, platelets, aliquots etc.) is about 300 seconds (5 minutes) depending upon centerline dose requested.
Yes, the RS 3400 was cleared by the US-FDA for marketing for the irradiation of blood for the treatment of graft verses host disease (GVHD) in January 2009
• The RS 3400 is designed to have the blood bags rotate around the 4 pi X-ray tube using our patented carousel and therefore delivers superior uniformity
• Unlike other x-ray blood irradiators, the RS 3400 Revolution is completely self-contained and requires no external water supply for tube cooling
• The RS 3400 Revolution is engineered for extreme reliability as it uses the proven 4 pi X-ray tube and Mil-Spec power supply
The RS 3400 uses a Rad Source patented 4 pi X-ray emitter tube and therefore contains no radioactive isotopes. It can be turned on and off similar to a light bulb. As a result, there is no Nuclear Site License, Homeland Security issues, or room shielding requirements.