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intensifying screen

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Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004046
Description
Intensifying x-ray screen, which consists of an outer rectangular metal frame with an inner section which is hinged at the top, has a lifting handle at the bottom and a metal bar across the middle which turns to lock the inner section into the frame; the flat painted middle piece of metal has felt …
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Accession Number
995004046
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Intensifying x-ray screen, which consists of an outer rectangular metal frame with an inner
section which is hinged at the top, has a lifting handle at the bottom and a metal bar across
the middle which turns to lock the inner section into the frame; the flat painted middle piece
of metal has felt on the inside over which is a piece of coated paper; the inner piece fits
tightly into the outer frame
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Geo. W. Brady & Co. X-Ray Supplies
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
fabric: black
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's label reads, "Geo. W. Brady & Co. X-Ray Supplies Chicago, Ill."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 25.2 cm. x Width: 19.8 cm. x Depth: 1.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The screen was dirty and dusty; (2) the top surface of the screen had many shallow scratches in it from heavy use; this does not appear to be a result of its exhibit history; the metal frame is also worn from use , and there is a spot of inactive corrosion on the one short side from a fingerprint, 1.2 cm x 1.7 cm; there are smaller dark smudges from handling and use over approximately 10% of the frame; on the reverse side the exposed felt is moderately frayed; there were no signs of active corrosion; the paint on the hinges of the backing plate was worn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Bernie Ziomkiewicz; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, MD; CD #6
Research Facts
The intensifying screen had x-ray film put inside and was then placed under the patient for
x-raying; the intensifying zinc sulfide in the screen allowed for shorter exposure times
Exhibit History
Spring 1998-Sept. 17, 2002: on exhibit in KGH Hall of Honour in "The Advent of X-rays"
Images
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