A model for tracking concentration of chemical compounds within a tank of an automatic film processor

Academic Article


  • A simple kinetic model that describes the time evolution of the chemical concentration of an arbitrary compound within the tank of an automatic film processor is presented. It provides insights into the kinetics of chemistry concentration inside the processor's tank; the results facilitate the tasks of processor tuning and quality control (QC). The model has successfully been used in several troubleshooting sessions of low-volume mammography processors for which maintaining consistent QC tracking was difficult due to fluctuations of bromide levels in the developer tank. © 2002 American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
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    Published In

  • Medical Physics  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 19823351
  • Author List

  • Sobol WT
  • Start Page

  • 90
  • End Page

  • 99
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 1