Accession Number : ADB087210

Title :   A Comparison of Automatic Dental Film Processors.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 82-Jun 84,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Stockman,T. D. ; Foster,C. D. ; Young,J. M.

Report Date : SEP 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This study evaluated the performance characteristics of dental automatic film processors. The units were tested for practicality for use in Air Force Dental Facilities. The following items were evaluated for each processor: (1) Accuracy of processing cycle time; (2) Accuracy of temperature for the developer and fixer chemistry; (3) Accuracy of automatic chemistry replenisher controls; (4) Construction of transport mechanisms and roller assemblies; (5) Electrical components; and (6) Ease of maintenance. This study provided a means for selecting dental automatic radiographic film processors that will produce quality radiographs with the least interruption of service. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Dental equipment, *Processing equipment, *Radiographic film, Replenishment, Temperature, Photographic developers, Photographic fixers, Automatic, Test and evaluation, Test equipment, Comparison, Air Force facilities

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE