Microradiograph film

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From:Linda Jenkins <jlinda@ces.clemson.edu>
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For: Gayle Callis, et al,
	I just finished reading a week's worth of HistoNet messages and
realized no one had responded to your microrad question other than Cathy
Mayton.  She's right about the fact that I did a protocol study last summer
with Dr. Brown.  However, it hasn't been published yet.  It will be in the
soon-to-come edition of Hard Times.  We ended up using standard Kodak
microradiograph film for five seconds!  Yes, you heard me right - FIVE
seconds and got the most magnificent microradiographs.  The resolution on
this film is phenomenal.   I  couldn't help but laugh to myself as I was
very upset when Kodak took our standard film off the market and it turned
out to be a" blessing in disguise" as this new film is better and faster.
We used a very old Faxitron x-ray unit and found that the bottom shelf
worked the best.  In the past we always used the top shelf.
	Maybe you can sweet-talk your mammogram center into loaning you one
piece of film to play with.  As with most x-ray films, it is sold in a box
of 100 and it does expire eventually.  The size is 8" x 10" and you can cut
one piece into  many smaller sections for microradiography purposes.
	Hope this helps,
Linda Jenkins, HT
Clemson University
Department of Bioengineering

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