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HBI-120 (Handheld Backscatter Imager)

Handheld X-Ray Imager

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Viken Detection’s HBI-120 is a rugged, ergonomic, handheld backscatter x-ray instrument that enables users to quickly and cost-effectively find concealed explosives, narcotics and other contraband, even through 12- gauge (over 2 mm thick) steel — more than twice the thickness of typical motor-vehicle body panels — with none of the limitations of portable transmission x-ray systems.

Viken Detection HBI-120

The HBI-120 weighs only 7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg) and images objects with a miniaturized, internal 120 keV x-ray generator that makes a raster-scanning pencil beam of x-rays to scan objects of interest. As the handheld HBI-120 is moved over the object, a 2- dimensional backscatter x-ray image of the object is displayed in real-time on HBI-120's high-resolution transflective LCD touchscreen and saved in the instrument’s memory.


  • Weight: 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs.) including battery pack
  • Size: 24 cm x 22 cm x 17 cm (9.4” x 8.7” x 6.7”)
  • Scan Speed: Up to 30 cm (12”) per second, 15 cm (6”) per second for optimal image quality
  • Batteries: Rechargeable Li‐ion battery packs
  • Battery Life: 4‐hour battery pack life with typical duty cycle
  • Display: Transflective 720 x 1,280 pixel color touchscreen LCD
  • Imaging Features: Image stitching; automated and manual histogram enhancement
  • X‐Ray Generator: 120 keV, 5 W x‐ray generator with Heuresis x‐ray optics
  • Data Storage: > 10,000 image scans
  • Data Management: Heuresis Data Management Software (HDMS)
  • Standard Accessories: Lockable waterproof case with wheels, Multi‐position adjustable safety strap, 110/220 V AC battery charger and spare battery pack
  • Quick Start GuideUser GuideElectronic training materials
  • Operating Conditions: –40 °C to 60 °C (–40 °F to 140 °F). Splash and dust proof


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