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From: "Steve Harris" <>
Subject: Re: X-ray advice
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 14:16:20 -0700
Message-ID: <ajrn86$umn$>

Mo Fo wrote in message ...
>Well, let me just say this:
>Years ago, Thomas Edison invented Intensifying Screens, which are loaded
>into all x-ray cassetes nowadays. These screens convert X-ray energy into
>flourescent light, which is what is exposing the film in the cassettes.

Yep. Not too many people know this.

Not long ago at my lab, the X-rays of our animals started coming out totally
clear. Uh-oh-- is the machine on the fritz or is it the developer?  No
problem-- open up an X-ray cassette, put it under the machine, and fire off
a shot. You can see the breif green glow even in good light, better than
anything Roentgen ever had to work with. So the machine's fine. So I call up
my X-ray processor service, and we have a nice talk. The tanks of developer
looked like my favorite stout ale, and that's not good. And yep, that was
the problem.


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