Figure 1-48.Small automatic processor.
Figure 1-49.Solution tanks.
Securing The Processor
Turn off the power switch (left) and unplug power
supply cable from outlet.
Daily, wipe the external parts of the processor with
a dry or slightly moist, lint free cloth. Refer to the
instruction manual for the complete maintenance
Change the developer and fixer every 300 to 350
films or in 2 weeks, whichever is sooner. The water in
the wash tank is changed every 100 to 125 films or in 1
week, whichever is sooner. When changing chemicals,
clean the tanks with water and dry prior to placing new
chemicals in them. Use the same safety precautions as
mentioned before when handling chemicals.
Faulty radiographs are usually caused by the
incorrect positioning of the film packet or the tube
head; incorrect kVp, mA and time setting; or by
incorrect processing procedures.
Some common causes of faulty radiographs due to
tube head and film misalignment have already been