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Efficient Use Of Silver Halide In X-Ray Film
Author(s): R. E. Wayrynen
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Paper Abstract

Silver halide is a unique imaging receptor because the absorption of only a few light photons can produce up to 109 silver atoms. Recently, the cost of silver has increased dramatically although there is no shortage of the metal. These price increases have focused attention on making more efficient use of this precious metal in silver halide films and on its recovery after use. Photographic manufacturers have developed technology necessary to make X-ray films using less silver without affecting photographic performance. Other non-silver imaging systems have been developed for use when high photographic speed is not required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 1981
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0273, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IX, (16 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931808
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R. E. Wayrynen, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0273:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IX
James A. Mulvaney; Joel E. Gray; Arthur G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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