If you notice that the images taken with your Clio sensor are coming out grainy, most notably you may see vertical lines in the grain, the first thing you should do is check the exposure time on your x-ray tube.
Wall-Mounted X-ray Tube
- Kilovoltage peak (kVp) should fall within the range of 60kVp- 80kVp with a suggested setting of 70kVp.
- Milliampere-seconds (mAs) should be set to 7mAs.
- Your exposure time should fall within the range of 0.125 - 0.25.
Portable X-ray Tube
- Kilovoltage peak (kVp) on portable x-ray tubes is normally locked at 60kVp.
- Milliampere-seconds (mAs) on portable x-ray tubes will normally be locked at 2.5mAs.
- Your exposure time should fall within the range of 0.3 - 0.4.
- If you're having trouble getting your sensor to trigger when exposed, please contact our support team as we may need to adjust some sensor settings to make it more sensitive.
DISCLAIMER If your exposure time setting is calculated in pulses, take the number of pulses and divide it by 60 to get the appropriate exposure time. For example, 15 pulses divided by 60 would be 0.25.
If you have any questions about any step of this process, we would love to assist you further. You can reach us by phone at 714.532.6100 extension 2 or by email at email@example.com.
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