Quality Control Process Brochure

Quality Control Process Brochure
In an industry that wakes up to change every
morning, companies need to anticipate and
exceed the expectations of hospital radiology
departments, clinics, mobile units, and medical
offices. X-Rite has been doing that for nearly
half a century.
To help you comply with recertification
To schedule a product demonstration—in your
requirements*, X-Rite offers several service plans
own facility, under normal working conditions,
for our U.S. and Canadian customers, with
and with your own staff—contact your local
equivalent plans available to our customers
X-Rite dealer or representative. Or call us for
throughout the world. Our service plans feature:
more information at 1-877-94X-Rite, Outside
• thorough cleaning, complete system test,
calibration documentation, and new
calibration film test wedge for densitometers
North America call 1-616-534-7663. Visit us
• loaner instruments during repair/
certification calls **
on the Web, at: www.x-rite.com
• unlimited trained telephone support
* QC process standards vary worldwide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Mammography
Quality Standards Act now requires clinics and hospitals to maintain their mammography
equipment according to the original manufacturer’s specifications. X-Rite recommends annual
recertification of its densitometers and sensitometers.
• return shipment via UPS two-day air servic
**Subject to availability.
• unlimited repairs (based on normal usage)
www.x-rite.com
X-RITE WORLD HEADQUARTERS
Grandville, Michigan USA
(616) 534-7663
(800) 248-9748
FAX (616) 534-8960
X-RITE INTERNATIONAL, B.V.
X-RITE LATIN AMERICA
The Hague
The Netherlands
(31) 70-3538132
FAX (31) 70-3538333
Coral Springs, Florida USA
954-603-0475
FAX 954-603-0476
X-RITE LTD.
Poynton, Cheshire
United Kingdom
44 (0) 1625 871100
FAX 44 (0) 1625 871444
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X-RITE MÉDITERRANÉE
X-RITE GMBH
Massy, France
33 1-6953-6620
FAX 33 1-6953-0052
Köln, Germany
(49) 2203-91450
FAX (49) 2203-914519
Origgio (VA), Italy
(39) 02-967-34266
FAX (39) 02-967-30681
Vyskov, Czech Republic
(00) 420 517-320-331
FAX (00) 420 517-320-335
X-RITE INTERNATIONAL
TRADING LIMITED
Shanghai, PR China
86-21-6427-2426
FAX 86-21-6427-5816
X-RITE ASIA PACIFIC LTD.
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
(852) 2-568-6283
FAX (852) 2-885-8610
Tokyo, Japan
81-3-5777-5488
FAX 81-3-5777-5489
must be included. All components of this information must be distributed together. This information may not be
distributed for profit. © X-Rite, Incorporated 2002. X-Rite® is a registered trademark of X-Rite, Incorporated.
Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. All trademarks may be registered in
the United States and /or other countries. Product design and specifications subject to change without notice.
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Changes in temperature, replenishment
automated calculations (including
rates, chemistry, water quality, ventilation,
daily control parameters) and can
or in your processor’s working compo-
generate daily D-log E curves. Their
nents can adversely affect the quality of
internal memory is capable of storing
your radiographs. By monitoring these
data from multiple processors. In
conditions daily, with properly calibrated
addition, they can communicate
But her life may depend
sensitometers and densitometers, you
data—through networking software—
on your film processor.
are assured of superb quality control of
to a central data base, eliminating
your film development process.
the need for a computer at every
She puts her trust in you.
facility. The large LED display is
Fortunately for her, and all your
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designed to be readable in dim or
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patients, it is simple to ensure
the accuracy of your development
process— with quality control
instrumentation from X-Rite. When
you purchase X-Rite sensitometers
and densitometers, you’ll have the
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Sensitometers and densito-
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bright light.
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meters work in tandem.
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Sensitometers imprint a
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standard set of exposures
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on a photographic or x-ray
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film sample. When the
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peace of mind that comes from
film sample is developed, a
• produce highly repeatable results
owning the finest QC technology
densitometer is used to read
in the medical imaging industry.
the optical density of the exposures and
• closely match the light output to
the sensitivity of the film
chart a profile against a known set of
standards. This profile alerts you to
• are fully portable
• accommodate single- and dual-sided and
blue-/green-sensitive film
fluctuations in processing conditions
and allows you to take corrective action.
Proper quality control of your
processors means:
The X-Rite product line includes both
• consistent quality images
manual spot reading and auto-scanning
for diagnosis
• fewer retakes and less patient
exposure to radiation
• progress in meeting standards
requirements
densitometers. Our spot reading models
are perfect for field use, providing the
same accuracy as larger, table-top models.
Our auto-scanning densitometers perform
• are calibrated to national and international
standards
• detect variations in film density not visible
to the naked eye
• determine base fog and densities up to 5.0D
• perform all three ACR-required tests that
require spot measurements
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