Operator's Manual Part Number: D5000-FV

Operator's Manual Part Number: D5000-FV
Computed Radiography System
In-Line Erase
Part Number: D5000-FV
Op e r a t o r ' s M a n u a l
Air Techniques and its ALLPRO Imaging division have prepared this document
as a guide to the proper use of the ScanX Fit Computed Radiography System
In-Line Erase.
Refer to the following companion documents as necessary:
Imaging Plate Intensifier Screen Warning Instructions
Phosphor Storage Plate Instruction Sheet
Part Number
General Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
On-Line Warranty Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Purpose of this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
System Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Unpacking and Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Computer System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
System Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Plate Care and Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Imaging Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Powering Down the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
If You Need Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
The ScanX has been designed to minimize exposure of personnel to hazards. While
the equipment is designed for safe operation, certain precautions must be observed.
Use of the ScanX not in conformance with the instructions specified in this manual
may result in permanent failure of the unit.
•Check with your dealer for packing material requirements if it is necessary to
return the product to the manufacturer. Correct packing guarantees optimal
safety of the device during transport. Should it become necessary to return the
device to the manufacturer during the warranty period, the manufacturer will
not accept claims for damage arising from using incorrect packing materials.
•Before every use, the operator must check the functional safety and the
condition of the device.
•The operator must be knowledgeable in the operation of the device.
Use of Accessory Equipment.
The use of ACCESSORY equipment not complying with the equivalent safety
requirements of this equipment may lead to a reduced level of safety of the
resulting system.
Use of ACCESSORIES or cables other than those specified or provided by the
manufacturer may result in increased EMISSIONS or decreased IMMUNITY of
Do Not Attempt Internal Service.
The interior of each component of the ScanX System is only accessible by
removing hardware with tools and should only be opened and serviced by an
authorized dealer service technician.
Contact your local ALLPRO Imaging authorized dealer for service. Failure to heed this
directive may result in equipment damage and voiding the warranty.
Electrical Safety Notes.
• The main power switch is the main power disconnect device.
• Use only the line cord provided with the unit.
• Use only grounded electrical connections.
• To avoid risk of electric shock, fire, short-circuit or dangerous
emissions, never insert any metallic object into the equipment.
• Only use connection cable(s) delivered with the device.
• Check the device cables for possible damage before switching on.
Damaged cables, plugs and sockets must be replaced before use.
• Never touch open supply outlets and patients simultaneously.
• Do not locate unit where it could be sprayed with water, or in a
damp environment.
Knowledge of Warnings and Cautions.
Users must exercise every precaution to ensure personnel safety, and be familiar
with the warnings and cautions presented throughout this manual and summarized
below. In this manual, the following definitions apply for all WARNINGS and
CAUTION Statements:
Any operation, procedure or practice, which, if not strictly observed, may
result in injury or long-term health hazards to personnel.
Any operation, procedure or practice, which, if not strictly observed, may
result in destruction of equipment or loss of effectiveness or damage to
equipment and Phosphor Storage Plates (PSPs).
DANGER: Opening the ScanX by removing any covers or components makes the equipment
into a Class III b Laser Product. [Class 3B Laser Product (IEC 60825)].
Warnings Only trained professionals should use this device. Federal law prohibits the sale of this device to individuals other than trained professionals.
Use of this device, other than as described in this manual, may result in injury.
The ScanX contains a laser and is a Class 1 [Class 1 (IEC 60825)]
Laser Product. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposure. The laser is on only during an active scan.
Only a trained technician from an authorized dealer should
remove a cover from the ScanX. Direct eye contact with the output beam
from the laser may cause serious damage and possible blindness.
Do not open the ScanX to maintain it. The ScanX contains no user serviceable parts. If there is a service problem, contact your authorized dealer.
Operate ScanX in dry environment. To prevent fire or electrical shock,
do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
Equipment Disposal. Disposal of Scanx units, including internal batteries,
electronic circuitry and PSPs must be accomplished only at the appropriate
facilities for recovery and recycling. Make sure to dispose of such items in
accordance with current federal, national, state and local government rules
and regulations.
Cautions EMC Compliance Requirements. Use USB cables not exceeding 3m to
connect between the computer and the scanner. Cable lengths greater than 3m
may violate EMC compliance.
Stacking or using the scanner adjacent to other equipment may violate EMC
compliance and interfere with the scanner operation.
Do not use damaged Phosphor Storage Plates (PSPs). Damaged
PSPs may not provide reliable diagnostic images.
Cautions (Continued)Completely clean and erase PSPs before taking an X-ray exposure.
See the PLATE PREPARATION section of this manual.
Minimize exposing an X-ray exposed PSP to light. Transfer the PSP into
the Inlet slot quickly to minimize exposure to light.
Use care in handling PSPs - Avoid fingerprints and scratching.
Refer to the instructions provided with the PSP package for further information
on handling.
Use of other manufacturer’s imaging plates. Do not put PSPs designed
for drum-type or other scanners in the ScanX. The hooks and/or frames on the
ends or around these PSPs, or PSPs of different thickness (especially thicker ones)
will damage the ScanX. PSPs from another manufacturer may be used as long as
the specifications are the same as those for the ScanX PSPs.
Contraindications. None known.
The following terms or symbols are used on the equipment or in this manual
to denote information of special importance:
The ScanX is a Class I Laser Product [Class 1 Laser Product (IEC)]
This warning label identifies the ScanX as such a product and
describes the potential danger to humans in the event the product is
opened during service. There is no laser radiation from this product
when operated and maintained as instructed.
The Laser Product Accession Number is 0212282-00
Alerts users to important Operating and
Maintenance instructions. Read carefully
to avoid any problems.
Medical Electrical Equipment
Warns users that uninsulated voltage within
with respect to electrical shock, fire,
the unit may be of sufficient magnitude to mechanical and other specified hazards
only in accordance with
cause electric shock.
UL-60601-1, CAN/CSA C22.2 No.601.1
Indicates that the unit conforms with WEEE
Directive 2002/96/EC and must be disposed
of only at the appropriate facilities for recovery
and recycling.
Indicates that the ScanX complies with the
Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.
Identifies the name
of the manufacturer.
Indicates date of
Authorized Representative for
Medical Device Directive
General Notes.
 All instructions in this manual form an integral part of the unit. They must
be kept close to the unit and in readiness whenever required. Precise
observance of these instructions is a pre-condition for use of the unit for
the intended purpose and for its correct operation. This manual should
be passed on to any future purchaser or operator.
 Safety of the operator as well as trouble-free operation of the unit are only
ensured if use is made of original equipment parts. Moreover, use may
only be made of those accessories that are specified in the technical
documentation or that have been expressly approved and released by the
manufacturer for the intended purpose. The manufacturer cannot warranty
for the safety or proper functioning of this unit in the case where parts or
accessories are used that are not supplied by the manufacturer.
 There is no guarantee against damage arising where parts or accessories
are used that are not supplied by the manufacturer.
 Observe the usage and storage conditions.
 Appliances which accumulate condensation or become wet through a change of
temperature may only be operated after they are fully dry again.
 The manufacturer regard themselves as being responsible for the equipment
with regard to safety, reliability and proper functioning only if assembly,
resetting, changes or modifications and repairs have been carried out by
an authorized dealer and if the equipment is used in conformity with the
instructions contained in this manual.
 The device conforms to the relevant safety standards valid at this time.
Correct Usage
 Operation of the ScanX may only be carried out by suitably qualified
 The ScanX is only to be used in the processing of exposed PSPs.
 If the device is stored in a cool environment and brought to a warmer
one, condensation can build up. Do not connect the device until it has
warmed up to room temperature and is absolutely dry.
 The immediate working area should be free of all possible interferences (e.g.
strong magnetic fields), as these could affect the operation.
 The ScanX may only be operated together with authorized software.
 Correct usage includes observing all adherence to the set-up, operation
and maintenance instructions.
 Any use, above and beyond that described in this manual as correct
usage, will invalidate the warranty.
Incorrect Usage
 Any use that is not described in this manual as correct usage is considered
as incorrect usage. The manufacturer is not to be held liable for any damage
caused as a result of incorrect usage. The operator bears all risks.
Warranty - ScanX Equipment
The ScanX is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship from
the date of installation for a period of one year. The ScanX is designed as a truly
portable computed radiography system suited for use in remote field applications
as well as in office environments.
If your ScanX cannot be repaired in the field and turns out to be defective due to
faulty materials and/or workmanship within the warranty period, ALLPRO Imaging
will arrange to replace the unit at its expense within two business days. ALLPRO
Imaging will ship the Customer a replacement, factory refurbished ScanX. The
Customer then returns (at ALLPRO Imaging’s expense) the malfunctioning system
back to ALLPRO Imaging in the same shipping container.
This ScanX Swap Warranty coverage is valid in the US and Canada only and
applies provided the product is handled properly for its intended use, in accordance
with its operating instructions. This warranty does not apply to damage due to shipping,
misuse, careless handling or repairs by non-authorized personnel.
Upon determination of eligibility by ALLPRO Imaging’s Technical Support
personnel, the Customer must return the malfunctioning ScanX within 15
business days or Customer will be invoiced for the replacement ScanX. Any
returned units become the property of ALLPRO Imaging. In case of replacement
of the product, the Warranty Period will remain in effect for 6 months or for the
remaining period of the original warranty; whichever term is longer.
The Warranty is void if installed or serviced by other than authorized service
personnel. If unit fails, and the problem is determined to be caused by the lack
of recommended scheduled maintenance as outlined in this Instruction Manual
(i.e. worn Belt Drives or Brushes), this failure would not be covered. This warranty
does not cover accessories.
Quickly and easily register your new ScanX Fit scanner on-line. Just have your
product model and serial numbers available. Then go to the ALLPRO Imaging web
site, www.allproimaging.com, click the Warranty Registration link at the top of
the page and complete the registration form. This on-line registration ensures
a record for the warranty period and helps us keep you informed of product
updates and other valuable information.
Congratulations on your purchase of the ScanX Fit Computed Radiography
System In-Line Erase, the latest portable imaging product from ALLPRO Imaging,
a leading manufacturer of imaging systems for the medical, industrial and security
markets. Each system has been designed and manufactured using state-of-the-art
technology to produce the lightest, most portable, rugged and dependable digital
imaging system available.
Designed and built exclusively for the demanding conditions encountered
in portable radiography applications, the system is extremely easy to deploy
producing excellent quality digital images in seconds. This efficiency coupled with
repeatable consistent image quality provides results that allows the user to make
critical decisions on the spot eliminating the need to return for retakes.
The ScanX Fit is hereafter referred to as ScanX in this manual. Review and follow
the guidelines included in this manual to ensure that your ScanX gives the highest
level of service.
Figure 1. ScanX Fit Computed Radiography System In-Line Erase Model
This manual provides the information necessary for the setup, operation and routine
care and maintenance of the ScanX Fit Computed Radiography Systems In-Line
This manual is not to be used as a replacement for training in radiography.
For information regarding the computer system and imaging software, refer to the
appropriate documentation provided with your computer hardware and software.
The ScanX is a self-contained computed radiography (CR) imaging scanner/
eraser system that utilizes reusable photostimulable or Phosphor Storage Plates
(PSP) in place of X-ray film to produce quality digital radiographs. The PSPs are
durable and reusable thousands of times. Upon exposure to X-rays, the plate
stores a latent image, which is scanned by the ScanX. After scanning, the image
is processed via the user-supplied computer running authorized software and
ready for viewing in seconds. In addition to immediate display of the resultant
images, the software allows image enhancement processing, storage (hard drive
or CD), and sharing/retrieval.
An additional feature of the ScanX includes a patented in-line plate erase function
that removes the latent image from the plate immediately after scanning. This design
provides an efficient one-operation scanning and erasing process leaving the
user with a PSP ready for the next X-ray procedure.
The flexible and rugged design allows for the ScanX to be used on a counter top
or for complete mobility inserted into either an optional hard or soft carrying
case for easy and safe transport anywhere image scanning is required.
ScanX Fit Features
 The only truly portable computed radiography system suited for the rigors
of work in the field.
 High-resolution images in seconds for critical decision on-the-spot.
 Wire-free setup for tight access applications.
 Share results anywhere, anytime.
 Cushioned, lightweight extruded aluminum frame resists dents.
 Sturdy, isolating/damping feet eliminate potential image quality issues due
to vibration.
 Patented, built-in eraser with manual or auto erase function.
 Uses all brands of phosphor storage plates.
 Accepts any brand of imaging plates up to 14” wide by any practical
length, and custom shapes.
 Works with a wide range of X-ray sources including gamma ray.
 High resolution digital images.
 Adjustable settings for optimum dynamic range.
 Optional carrying options include a soft or hard case.
 Operates in daylight.
As shown by Figure 2, the ScanX is shipped in a single carton containing the
ScanX main assembly and associated accessory kit. Unpack each component of
the ScanX and inspect for physical damage such as scratched panels, damaged
connectors, etc. If any damage is noted, immediately notify your ALLPRO Imaging
authorized dealer immediately so corrective action can be taken. Save all
cartons and packing materials to protect the ScanX in the event that it is to be
transported or shipped in the future.
Included System Components
The ScanX consists of the indicated main assembly and accessory kit as listed
below. Verify that all listed items were received. If any item is missing, notify your
System Components - ScanX Fit, P/N D5000-FV
Quick Start Instructions
Accessory Kit containing:
Dust Cover
Brush Kit
10-Foot Power Cord
6-Foot USB Cable
Accessory Literature Kit:
Sample ScanX Cleaning Sheet Kit
CD Disk containing Drivers, Utilities and
Operator's Manual
Accessory Kit
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Literature Kit
Power Cord
USB Cable
Accessory Kit Contents
Figure 2. Typical ScanX Fit Packaging
Electrical Requirements:
Supply Voltage:
Supply Current:
Line Cord:
100 to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz
2.5 A Maximum
North American style 10 foot long Hospital
Grade power cord, P/N 61035
Country specific line cords are available
Physical Properties:
18.0 inches
(45.72 cm)
Environmental Conditions:
Unit in Operation
Heat emission: Storage and Transport
15.5 inches
(39.37 cm)
14.0 inches
(35.56 cm)
43 lbs. (19.5 Kg)
20 to 115°F (-7 to 46°C)
5% to 95% (Non-condensing)
-21 to 130°F (-29 to 55°C)
5% - 95% (Non-condensing)
Note: Resolution of the ScanX is dependent on operating mode and specific
imaging plate type used.
Resolution (LP/mm)
Compliance Data:
Laser Classification:
Laser Product Report
Accession Number:
Vertical 3.8 to 5.0
3.8 to 7
Class I Laser Product Compliance with
FDA HHS 21 CFR 1040.10 and IEC 60825-1
Class 1, No Applied Parts, Transportable, Continuous Operation,
Equipment not suitable for use in the presence of flammable anaesthetic
mixture(s). Protection against ingress of liquids -Ordinary
Electromagnetic Interference:
Electromagnetic interference between the equipment and other devices can
occur. Do not use the equipment in close conjunction with sensitive devices, or
devices creating high electromagnetic disturbances.
The following provides the EMC technical data used to show that each ScanX
is designed and manufactured to meet the electromagnetic requirements of
International standard IEC 60601-1-2 as shown below. The user should ensure
that the ScanX unit is indeed used within this environment to ensure that the system
will perform as intended.
IMPORTANT: Mobile RF communications equipment can effect medical electrical
Medical electrical equipment require special precautions regarding
EMC and needs to be installed according to EMC information.
Guide and Declaration by Manufacturer - Electromagnetic Emissions
The ScanX is intended to be used within the electromagnetic environment specified
below. The user of the ScanX should assure that it is used in such an environment.
Emissions test
Environment - Guide
RF emissions
ClSPR 11
Group 1
The ScanX uses radio-electrical energy only
for its internal subsystems. Therefore, it emits
very low energy and is not likely to interfere with
nearby electronic devices.
RF emissions
ClSPR 11
Class A
Harmonic emissions
EN 61000-3-2
Class A
The ScanX can be used in all premises other than
residential premises and premises connected
directly to the public low-voltage power distribution
network used for powering residential buildings.
Voltage fluctuations/
EN 61000-3-3
Guide and Declaration by the Manufacturer Electromagnetic Immunity
The ScanX is intended to be used within the electromagnetic environment specified below.
The user of the ScanX should assure that it is used in such an environment.
IEC 60601
Test Level
Immunity Test
Discharge (ESD)
IEC 61000-4-2
Electrical fast
IEC 61000-4-4
± 6kV
± 8kV
Floors should be wood, concrete or
ceramic tile. If floors are covered
with synthetic material, the relative
humidity should be at least 30%.
± 2 kV for power supply lines ± 2kV
± 1 kV for Input/output lines ± 1kV
Mains power quality should be that
of typical commercial or hospital
± 6kV contact
± 8kV air
IEC 61000-4-5
± 1 kV line(s) to line(s)
± 2 kV line(s) to earth
Voltage dips, short
interruptions and
voltage variations
on power supply
input lines
IEC 61000-4-11
<5% Ur (>95% dip in Ur) <5% Ur - 10ms
for 0.5 cycle
± 1kV
<40% Ur (>60% dip in Ur) <40% Ur - 100ms
for 5 cycles
70% Ur (>30% dip in Ur)
for 25 cycles
70% Ur - 500ms
<5% Ur (>95% dip in Ur) <5% Ur - 5 s
for 5 s
Power frequency
magnetic field
IEC 61000-4-8
Environment - Guide
3 A/m
Mains power quality should be that
of typical commercial or hospital
Mains power quality should be that
of typical commercial or hospital
If the user of the ScanX requires to
continued operation during power
mains interruptions in the main
power supply, it is recommended
that the ScanX be powered from
an uninterruptible power supply or
Power frequency magnetic fields should
be at levels characteristic of a typical
location within a typical commercial or
hospital environment.
Note: Ur is the a. c. mains voltage prior to application of the test level.
Guide and Declaration by the Manufacturer - Electromagnetic Immunity
The ScanX is intended to be used in the electromagnetic environment specified below.
The user of the ScanX should assure that it is used in such an environment.
IEC 60601
Environment - Guide
Portable and mobile RF communication
equipment should be used no closer to any
part of the ScanX, including cables, than
the recommended separation distance
calculated from the equation applicable to
the frequency of the transmitter.
Recommended separation distance:
Conducted RF
IEC 61000-4-6
3 Vrmsw
150 kHz to 80 MHz
Rediated RF
IEC 61000-4-3
80 MHz to 2.5 GHz
3 V/m
d=1,16 √P
d=1,16 √P 80 MHz to 800 MHz
d=2,33 √P 800 MHz to 2.5 GHz
where P is the maximum output power
of the transmitter in Watts (W) according
to the transmitter manufacturer and d is
the recommended separation distance in
meters (m).
Field strengths from fixed RF transmitters,
as determined by an electromagnetic
site survey, a should be less than the
compliance level in each frequency b.
Interference can occur nearby devices
bearing the following symbol:
Note 1: At 80 to 800 MHz, the higher frequency range applies.
Note 2: These guidelines may not apply in all situations.
Electromagnetic propagation is affected by absorption and reflection from structures,
objects and people.
a. Field strengths from fixed transmitters, such as base stations for radio (cellular/cordless)
telephone and land mobile radios, AM and FM radio broadcast, and TV broadcast can not
be predicted theoretically with accuracy. To assess the electromagnet environment due to
fixed RF transmitters, an electromagnetic site survey should be considered. If the measured
field strength in the location in which the ScanX is used exceeds the applicable RF
compliance level above, the ScanX should be observed to verify normal operation. If
abnormal performance is observed, additional measures may be necessary, such as
re-orienting or relocating the ScanX.
b. Over the frequency range 150 kHz to 80 MHz, field strengths should be less than [V ] V/m.
Recommended separation distances between portable and mobile RF
communication systems and the ScanX Computed Radiography System
In-Line Erase system
The ScanX is intended for use in an electromagnetic environment in which radiated RF
interferences are controlled. The user of the ScanX can help prevent electromagnetic
interference by maintaining a minimum distance between portable and mobile RF
communications equipment (transmitters) and the ScanX such as recommended below,
according to the maximum output power of the communications equipment.
Separation distance as a function of the
transmitter's frequency
Maximum assigned output
power of the transmitter
150 kHz to 80 MHz 80 MHz to 800 MHz 800 MHz to 2.5 GHz
d=1,16 √P
d=1,16 √P
d=2,33 √P
For transmitters rated at a maximum output power not listed above, the recommended
separation distance (d) in meters (m) can be established by using the equation applicable
to the frequency of the transmitter, where P is the maximum output power rating of the
transmitter in Watts (W) according to the transmitter manufacturer.
Note 1: At 80 to 800 MHz, the higher frequency range applies.
Note 2: These guidelines may not apply in all situations.
Electromagnetic propagation is affected by absorption and reflection from structures, objects and people.
IMPORTANT: To operate the ScanX, it must be connected to a compliant Computer System
supplied by the customer. Optional Imaging Software (PACS) can be used for
enhanced features.
Computer System Required Components
The minimum computer system, computer and monitor, requirements necessary
to operate the ScanX are listed below.
Operating System:
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 or later for
an Intel 32-bit processor;
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64-bit Edition with
Service Pack 2 or later for an Intel 64-bit extended (x64)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or
Ultimate with Service Pack 1 or later for an Intel 32-bit
or an Intel 64-bit extended (x64) processor;
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or
Ultimate for an Intel 32-bit or an Intel 64-bit extended
(x64) processor.
USB Port/Version:
USB 2.0 or later
Hard Drive:
500 GB
(1GB available disk space required to start scanning.)
Image Management
Optical Drive:
Compatible authorized third-party software
(not included with product).
CD-ROM Capable
Recommended Components
The items listed below are recommended (but not required) computer system
components to aide in ScanX operation
3.0 GHz Intel CORE2
System RAM:
2 GB
Monitor (1024 x 768 Resolution):
20-inch SVGA, 1024 x 768 or higher
resolution, contrast ratio 450:1,
.22 dot pitch capability.
Video Display Adapter:
Standard Keyboard & Mouse
Backup Device
External Surge Protector
Power supply backup
System Properties.
If unsure of the operating system version installed,
check that it meets the necessary requirements by
checking the System Properties window.
This is done simply by right clicking the My
Computer icon. Selecting Properties
from the menu list displays the System
Properties window as shown. The installed
operating system version is listed under the
General tab.
The System Properties window can also be
opened from the Desktop Start button. Just press
the Start button and select SettingsControl
Panel and then click System icon.
System Properties
Abbreviations used in this manual are summarized below.
alternating current
CD-ROM compact disk, read-only
Code of Federal
central processing unit
(your computer)
gigabyte (230 109
Gigahertz (109 of Hertz)
Hertz (cycles per second)
International Electrotechnical Commission
Image Management
imaging plate
Light emitting diode
line pair per mm
a measure of light intensity
(220 106 bytes)
millimeter (10-3 m)
(Month, 4 digit year)
a luminescent material
part number
phosphor plate
(imaging plate)
random access memory
relative humidity
Super Video Graphics
Universal Serial Bus
Watts, width
degree Celsius
degree Fahrenheit
”, in
Main Power Switch (I/0)
USB Connector,
Type B
IEC Connector
Figure 3. Power Panel Control and Connection Locations
Power Control Panel Control and Connection Functions
Main Power
Switch (I/0)
A circuit breaker that controls the application of ScanX operating
power and protects against shorts in the internal electrical circuits.
USB Type B
Provides USB connection from the computer via the supplied USB
Computer Connector Cable.
IEC Connector
Provides connection of Mains outlet power via supplied line cord.
Track Status
Status Indicator
Figure 4. Membrane Keypad and Indicator Locations
Membrane Keypad and Indicator Functions
Toggles between the Standby and Ready mode as follows:
READY Switch
Status Indicator
(Green LED)
1. Press to switch from the Standby mode to the Ready mode.
2. Press and hold down for at least 2 seconds to switch to the
Standby mode from the Ready mode.
Illuminates green to indicate that the ScanX is Ready for operation.
When extinguished, it indicates that the ScanX is in the Standby mode.
Sets the erase function to operate in one of three modes:
1.Press the switch once to turn the erase function ON using one
row of red LED erase lights.
2.Press the switch a second time to keep the erase function ON
adding a second row of red LED erase lights.
3.Press the switch a third time to extinguish all red LED erase
lights and turn the erase function completely OFF.
The switch has no effect once the plate scanning operation begins.
Note: When the Eraser Status Indicator displays a burst of approximately 5 quick
flashes, it is alerting the user that the erase function is reduced due to a high
temperature condition in the red LED erase light circuits. The user can continue
scanning with the reduced function or wait for the full erase function to return when
the temperature cools.
Displays the erase function status as set by the ERASER Switch:
Eraser Status
Indicator (Blue LED)
1.Illuminates steady blue to indicate that the erase function is ON
using red LED erase lights.
2.Extinguishes to indicate that the erase function is OFF and all
red LED erase lights are extinguished.
Displays the scanner operational status:
Scanner Track
Status Indicators
(Bi-Color LEDs)
1.Illuminates green when the Scanner has been activated,
indicating that a PSP can be fed into the ScanX.
2.Illuminates yellow, indicating the PSP has been sensed and the
Scanner is transporting the PSP.
Authorized Imaging Software supplied by the dealer or other company, must be
installed on the computer in order to operate the ScanX.
ScanX Drivers and Utilities Installation
Before connecting the ScanX to your computer or attempting to use it for the first
time, run the Setup program on the ScanX Drivers and Utilities Disk included with
the ScanX. Normally, this program runs automatically when the CD is inserted
into the drive for the first time. If not, run the Setup program located in the root
directory of the CD (typically D:\AutoRun.exe).
ScanX Initial Connection Procedure
Refer to Figure 5 and perform the following procedure to connect the ScanX for
operation to a computer for the first time.
1. Make sure that the computer meets all requirements (see page 12) necessary to
support ScanX operation. Set up the computer according to the manufacturer's
2. Verify that an authorized Imaging Software and the supplied USB drivers
are installed properly on the computer.
3. Connect the high speed USB cable between the USB Type B connector
located on the ScanX panel and the USB Type A connector located on the
Connect the line cord to the ScanX prior to plugging the line cord into
the Mains outlet.
4. Connect the line cord between the Mains outlet and the IEC connector
located on the ScanX panel.
5. Turn ON the main power to the ScanX by placing the rocker switch on the
Built-In Control/Connector panel to the ON (I) position. The scanner is
now in the Standby mode.
6. Switch the scanner from standby to ON by pressing the membrane READY
switch ( ) located on the Membrane Keypad Panel on the top of the
scanner. Verify that both the green and blue LED indicators above the
READY and ERASER switches, respectively, illuminate.
7. With both the ScanX and computer turned on, Windows detects the ScanX
as a new USB Device and the Found New Hardware Wizard will appear.
Windows should automatically find the drivers installed from the ScanX
Drivers and Utilities Disk.
ScanX Model Connections (Mains AC Power)
Refer to Figure 5 and perform the following procedure to reconnect the ScanX
to a previously initialized computer for normal operation using Mains AC power.
1. Connect the high speed USB cable between the USB Type B connector on
the ScanX panel and the USB Type A connector located on the computer.
Note:Connect the line cord to the ScanX prior to plugging the line cord into the Mains outlet.
2. Connect the line cord between the Mains outlet and the IEC connector
located on the ScanX panel.
Main Power
Switch (I/0)
Type B USB Connector
Type A USB
Connector to
IEC Connector
Note: The Main Power Switch is the
Mains disconnect device.
Line Cord
Figure 5. ScanX Connections
Make sure to wear gloves when handling PSPs.
Prior to performing the imaging procedure provided on the following pages,
the user must be familiar with the care, handling and preparation of the PSP in
order to ensure successful image scanning. Figure 6 shows a typical plate.
White or Sensitive Side
or Front of PSP
Black Side or Back of PSP
Figure 6. Typical Plate Configuration
Handle PSPs with Care.
 Do not crease PSPs.
 Avoid scratching or soiling PSPs.
 Do not store PSPs in a hot or moist area.
 Protect the PSPs from direct sunlight and ultraviolet rays.
 Pick up the PSPs using two fingers around the edges to avoid unnecessary
contact with the plates.
Use a Plate Protector for each plate.
PSPs may be exposed in cassettes and scanned without Plate
Protectors, however, greater care must be exercised to not expose
the PSP to light before scanning and to prevent the PSP from being
scratched or soiled.
Plate Protection
When storing or transferring PSPs use an X-ray Cassette for PSPs.
Plate Protector. A correct size Plate Protector should be used when handling
PSPs so as not to scratch or soil the sensitive surface or nick the edges.
Cassettes must not contain intensifying screens when using PSPs.
X-ray Cassette. Place the PSP with the Plate Protector into the appropriate
X-ray Cassette with the sensitive (front) side of the PSP towards the Tube-side of
the cassette and close cassette.
PSPs must always be erased prior to use.
Use PSPs within 24 hours of last erasure. Repeat erasing process if PSPs have
been stored longer than 24 hours.
Erasing PSPs
Each PSP should be used (i.e. X-ray exposed and scanned) within 24 hours of
erasure since natural radiation will add noise to the PSP. Erase PSPs by simply
using the ScanX In-Line Erase Feature. Erasing of PSPs can be accomplished
using one of two methods as follows:
Both erasing methods will result in an erased PSP suitable for reuse. The user
will not observe any difference in ScanX operation when using either method.
Method #1
Perform the Activate Scanner and the Scanning and Erasing Plates procedures on pages 24 and 25. Except when performing step 4 of the
Activate Scanner procedure, select the Erase option from the installed
authorized imaging software to activate the ScanX. This method does not
scan the plate and no image will be acquired.
Method #2
Perform the Activate Scanner and the Scanning and Erasing Plates
procedures on pages 24 and 25. This method scans the plate and the
imaging software may acquire a “junk image” (scanned latent plate
image) that should be subsequently deleted from the imaging software.
Cleaning Phosphor Storage Plates
For the best images, PSPs and Plate Protectors should be handled carefully and
kept clean. Use specially formulated PSP Cleaning Wipes (P/N B8910) to clean
all PSPs and Plate Protectors. These single-use extra soft, 100% polyester fabric wipes will not scratch or damage while safely removing dust, hair, dirt and
smudges from the imaging surface. Use one wipe and clean plates as follows:
1. As shown by Figure 7, gently wipe the PSP
Cleaning Wipe over the dry Plate surface.
Wipe back and forth and then in a circular
2. Allow the plate surface to air dry. Make
sure that the PSP is completely dry before
Figure 7. PSP Cleaning
Disposal of Phosphor Storage Plates
Consult with your federal, national, state and local government, for rules and
regulations on disposal of Phosphor Storage Plates.
Make sure that the x-ray imaging technique conforms to the
intended application requirements/specifications.
Cassettes must not contain intensifying screens when using PSPs.
Take an X-Ray Image
Put an image on the PSP by performing the following procedure.
1. Load cassette containing an erased PSP in a Plate Protector into the exposure
device as previously done with film.
2. Take the exposure.
3. Bring the closed cassette housing the X-ray exposed PSP containing the latent
image to the ScanX. The PSP is now ready to be scanned.
Activate Scanner
Refer to Figure 8 and activate the ScanX by performing the following procedures.
1. Make sure the associated ScanX is correctly
connected as shown in Figure 5.
2. Place the power rocker switch to the
ON (I) position.
3. Switch the scanner from standby to ON
by pressing the membrane READY switch
located on the Membrane Keypad.
Place rocker
switch to the
ON (I) position.
Press the READY switch
to turn ON the ScanX.
Note: Eraser mode is enabled as factory default.
ScanX settings are thereafter retained as
set in last scan operation.
4. Verify that both the green and blue
LED indicators above the READY and
ERASER switches illuminate. )
5. Run the user-supplied authorized
Imaging Software to activate the
Scanner and to select the desired
image type and resolution.
6. Verify that the four Scanner track status
indicators illuminate green when the
Scanner has been activated, indicating
that a PSP can be fed into the ScanX.
Verify that the READY and
ERASER indicators illuminate
Activate the scanner
via the authorized
Imaging Software
Verify that all
4 track status
Figure 8. ScanX Activation
Only one exposed PSP can be fed into the ScanX at a time. The next PSP may
be fed only after all four track status indicators change from yellow to green.
Scanning and Erasing Plates
Scan and erase an PSP in one operation as follows.
1. Orient the cassette so that the Tube side is facing down and the hinge is
away from you.
2. Open the cassette and grasp the Plate Protector guide flaps to lift out the
Plate Protector enclosed PSP. Pinch guide flaps between the thumb and index
finger to prevent the PSP from sliding out of the Plate Protector. While minimizing exposure to ambient light, move it to the ScanX inlet with the sensitive (front)
side of PSP towards the ScanX.
3. As shown by Figure 9, position the Plate Protector containing the PSP against
the curved inlet, surface and hold it flush against the scanner inlet. A Plate
Protector containing an exposed PSP narrower than 14 inches may be
centered on the scanner inlet, making sure that it is aligned.
Inlet Ring
Guide Flaps
Plate (PSP)
Figure 9. Feeding an Imaging Plate
Make sure that the plate protector does not get pulled into the
ScanX transport along with the PSP plate.
4. Gently slide the PSP and Protector assembly into the scanning slot until the
Protector is stopped by both guide flaps resting on the inlet ring which further
aids in alignment.
5. At this point, all four track lights will turn yellow, indicating the PSP has been
sensed and the Scanner is transporting the PSP.
6. Observe that a red glow emanates from the scanner exit slot.
7. Repeat steps 1 through 6 to process additional PSPs as necessary. Another PSP
may be fed into the ScanX when all four track indicator lights illuminate green.
8. Observe that the scanned PSP exits through the scanner arch. Since the
ScanX default operation mode is with the erase mode enabled (blue LED
indicator below the ERASER switch is illuminated or flashing), the PSP is
erased and ready for reuse for a new image.
9. Observe that all transport status indicators illuminate green and the red glow
from the exit slot extinguishes after the last PSP exits.
10.Retrieve the processed (scanned and erased) PSP for reuse or storage.
Make sure not to scratch the sensitive surface or nick the edges when
removing from the scanner outlet.
11.View and save the image using features of the user-supplied authorized
Imaging Software.
PSPs will not be erased after scanning when operating the
ScanX with the eraser disabled. PSPs must always be erased
prior to exposure to X-rays for new images.
Scanning Plates without Erasing
The ScanX can be operated with the in-line eraser feature turned off. When the
eraser mode is disabled, the ScanX scans the same as when the eraser is enabled
except that the PSPs are not erased after scanning. Scan an PSP without erasing
the image by performing the following procedures.
1. Activate the scanner by performing the procedures on previous page.
Always check that the eraser mode is disabled upon activation. The ScanX
defaults to the mode last used at power turn off.
2. If necessary, disable the eraser mode of
operation by pressing the ERASER switch
located on the Membrane Keypad.
Press the ERASER
switch twice to disable
the erase mode.
3. Verify that the blue LED indicator located
below the ERASER switch is extinguished
to indicate that the Erase function is
OFF. The PSP will not be erased after
4. Insert the PSP to be scanned into the
ScanX by performing the Scanning and
Erasing Plates procedures provided
on the previous page.
Verify that the
ERASER indicator is
Figure 10. Eraser Disable
Erase Only Mode
The ScanX can be used to just erase PSPs. This is done simply by selecting the
Erase option (instead of Scan) from the installed authorized imaging software
when activating the ScanX. During the Erase Only mode just the in-line eraser is
activated. The PSP is transported through the ScanX as a normal scan but is not
scanned. No image is acquired and the PSP is erased and ready for reuse as
necessary. See Erasing PSPs on page 23.
IMPORTANT: Never power down the system during a scanning session.
ScanX Models Connected to Mains AC Power
The ScanX is designed to be left on continuously during the active day. At the end
of the day, or whenever desired, power down the system as shown by Figure 11:
1. Place the ScanX in the Standby
mode by pressing and holding
the membrane READY switch
on the Membrane Keypad
(approximately 2 seconds) until
the green LED above the READY
switch extinguishes.
2. Verify that the READY indicator
3. Remove the main power to the
ScanX by placing the power rocker
switch in the OFF (0) position.
Press & Hold (2 secs)
READY switch to set
ScanX in Standby.
Verify that the
READY indicator
Place rocker
switch to the OFF
(0) position.
Figure 11.
Mains AC Powered ScanX Shut Down
Like all precision products, the ScanX requires a certain amount of care on a
regularly scheduled basis. A well-organized maintenance program aids dependable
equipment operation and reduces problems to a minimum. Routine checks help
to detect general overall wear, and replacement of parts can often be made
before a problem occurs. Adherence to the maintenance schedule will ensure
that the ScanX Digital Imaging System will continue performing at its best with
uninterrupted service.
Understanding this, we have established three basic maintenance kits that will
help insure continuous operation of the ScanX Digital Imaging System. The kits
and their associated parts number along with the recommended performance
schedule are listed below.
All service requiring access to the interior of the ScanX must
be performed only by an authorized dealer service technician
with the proper training.
Service Requirement
Kit Part No.
Replace dust/debris brush on inlet ring assembly
1 year
Replace four transport belt drive belt assemblies
4 years
Maintenance Procedures
The ScanX is designed for many years of trouble-free operation. Maintenance as
described herein is minimal.
Do not spray solvents or liquid directly on the scanner.
Cleaning the ScanX
Turn off the ScanX disconnect the line cord from the Mains wall outlet and
disconnect the computer connection cable from the ScanX before cleaning.
Wipe the outside surfaces with a soft paper towel dampened with a disinfectant
solution or non-abrasive household cleaner. Be careful not to allow solvents TO
RUN OR DRIP into the ScanX. This could cause damage to the ScanX. Allow to
air dry before plugging in or turning back on.
Cleaning the Plate Transport
Over time, small debris and dust can accumulate in the plate transport
mechanism causing a loss in image quality and possible damage to the PSPs.
To ensure optimal performance of the ScanX, the plate transport should be
cleaned at least once per week using a new ScanX Cleaning Sheet each time.
Sample sheets are included with the ScanX and additional sheets can be
purchased from your dealer.
Phosphor Storage Plates (PSPs)
PSP's are subject to "wear" on the black side during normal handling and use.
They can appear scratched, while the sensitive blue or white side remains relatively
"smooth". This scratched look on the black side has absolutely no effect on the
quality of the image and should be expected under normal conditions. If the
phosphor side is scratched make sure the plates are being handled properly and
not being dragged from the ScanX tray area or other surfaces that could cause
scratching of the plate. Make sure to review the Plate Care and Preparation
information provided on page 22 of this manual.
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
No power/No green
light on membrane
• Not plugged in.
• Check that the line cord is
firmly plugged in.
• No power at Mains Outlet
• Make sure outlet is grounded
and has power.
• The ScanX has not been • Make sure that the Main
turned on.
Power switch is set to ON.
• Defective power supply
• Call your authorized dealer.
Green, Blue or Yellow • Defective light or circuitry.
indicator light does
not work.
• Call your authorized dealer.
Imaging Software
does not recognize
the ScanX when
• Verify Computer System
requirements (Page 16).
• Make sure that the READY
switch is set to ON and
the green indicator light is
• Reconnect the cable. Check
for tightness. Replace if
• Verify that the Setup
program was correctly
installed (Page 20).
• Call your authorized dealer.
• Call your authorized dealer.
• Inadequate Computer
• The ScanX has not been
turned on.
• The computer connection
cable is loose or defective.
• The computer does not
recognize that the ScanX is
• ScanX hardware problem.
• ScanX Driver CD not run.
Plate does not scan
• The PSP was not pushed
far enough into the ScanX.
• Worn transport belt or belt
No image appears
after scanning.
Do not allow the
PSP to be exposed
to light between
taking an X-ray and
scanning with the
• The PSP fed backwards
(printed side towards
• The PSP was erased prior
to scanning.
• Hardware failure.
• X-ray source failed or low
• Check the plate protector
tabs and fully feed the PSP
into the ScanX.
• Replace defective transport
belt or belt driver.
• Quickly re-feed the plate
with the printed side out. If a
substandard image results,
retake image.
• Feed the PSPs into the
scanner immediately and
quickly after removal from
the cassette.
• Call your authorized dealer.
• Call your authorized dealer..
Image is too dark.
Image appears
skewed on monitor.
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
• PSP has been overexposed
• Use software to adjust
brightness. If this is not
possible, retake image with
proper (lower) exposure and
a newly erased PSP.
• Make sure intensifying
screens are removed.
• PSP was fed skewed.
• When inserting PSP into
feed slot, be sure to “feel”
for resistance of light seal
brush, align PSP, and then
push down uniformly on top
edge of PSP.
• Check the plate protector tabs.
• Replace defective transport
belt or belt driver.
• Worn transport belt or belt
Image contains ghost
images or shadows.
• PSP was not completely
erased prior to use.
Image shows
artifacts or white or
black lines.
• The PSP surface is not
clean and has dirt, stains
or scratches on it.
• Make sure the ScanX is
operating with both eraser strips turned on (blue
LED indicator below the
ERASER switch is flashing).
• Imaging
was • Make sure the plates are
exposed with the back facinserted properly into the
ing the tubehead.
barrier envelope or cassette
with the proper orientation
to the X-ray source.
• PSP has been stored too
• Do not store PSPs in
long in cassette.
cassettes for more than
24 hours.
• Do not leave exposed PSPs
• Partial erasure of the
in well lit areas. Transfer
image due to exposure to
PSPs from their protective
light during handling of the
cassettes to the ScanX within
one hour of exposure.
• Make sure red erasing light
eminates from both sides of
the ring.
• ScanX plate transport path
may contain an obstruction,
debris or dust.
• Clean the PSP with PSP
wipes (P/N B8910).
• Make sure to handle plates
• Do not reuse the PSP if
scratched or stained.
• Clean transport path using
a ScanX Cleaning Sheet
(P/N B2010 or B2020).
ALLPRO Imaging ScanX systems are designed and manufactured to high
standards. They are easy to install and use and typically deliver high-quality
performance. If any difficulties are encountered with this product, please
contact ALLPRO Imaging Technical Support at 1-800-247-8324.
For additional information, please contact your authorized dealer or visit our
web site, www.allproimaging.com
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