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Orthopaedic Trauma


Apply to the skin


Grid is visible on the X-ray


Correlate and mark via the open windows


Remove from skin or perform through windows

Disposable, adhesive radiopaque grid with open windows

Target Tape’s X-Grid is a disposable, radiopaque adhesive grid that can be utilized with fluoroscopy or with large plain films that allow for a superior visualization. The X-Grid radiopaque adhesive conforms to the patient, with open windows to allow for the marking of the skin sites. The devices can come sterile packaged for intraoperative use.


Various sizes possible

The grids can be custom sized for different procedure types in various regions of the body. The Small X-Grid has a grid that is 8 cm by 12 cm, with 2 cm increments. A large X-Grid is available that is 6” by 8”, with 1” increments.

Indications and Clinical Experience

X-Grid is indicated for use with X-ray based imaging, to allow for the correlation between the scan and the patient’s skin using a grid.

Whenever there is repeated imaging with a metal handinstrument as a guide, X-Grid may be used more effectively.

  • Distal locking screws
  • Wire placement with frames
  • Pelvic nails
  • Foot fractures
  • Hardware removal
        Following the previous scar can be inaccurate due to relative skin movement and body orientation.


Depending on the method of use, X-Grid can provide the following significant benefits:

  • Accurate, 50% smaller incisions3
  • Faster procedures1
  • Less dependency on palpation and landmarks
  • Less radiation, reduced fluoroscopy

See the next page for more details on the X-Grid benefits.


“X-Grid allows me to map out my incision sites with just a single image, reducing repeated X-ray exposures I had to take previously, saving time.”

Dr. Piotr Blachut MD
Orthopaedic surgeon

Vancouver General Hospital
British Columbia, Canada


Dr. Pierre Guy

“I have used the X-Grid successfully for distal locking screws. In the past I would have to take multiple X-ray images. Determining the correct orientation between each of those images and the patient can be difficult and cumbersome. The grid is a simple and elegant map that reduces radiation.”

Dr. Pierre Guy, MD Orthopaedic surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital

Download as PDF 

  1. Kim, et al: Use of a radiopaque localizer grid to reduce radiation exposure. Annals of Surg Innov and Research 2011, 5:6.
  2. Rampersaud RY, et al: Radiation exposure to the spine surgeon during fluoroscopically assisted pedicle screw insertion. Spine 2000; 25:2637-45.
  3. Tsai KJ, et al: Multiple parallel skin markers for minimal incision lumbar disc surgery; a technical note. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2004, 5:8.

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