Allpro ScanX-12 DVM Technical data

Allpro ScanX-12 DVM Technical data
Part Numbers:
High Resolution Unit B7350-214S
High Contrast Unit B7350-550G
Ins t r u c t i o n M a n u a l
FOREWORD
Air Techniques and its ALLPRO Imaging division have prepared this document as
a guide to the proper use of the ScanX® 12 Digital Imaging Systems with In-Line
Erase. References in this manual to the manufacturer include Air Techniques and
its division ALLPRO Imaging.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
Page
Congratulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
On-Line Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Safety Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Purpose of this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
System Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Unpacking and Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Computer System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Site Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
System Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Plate Care and Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Imaging Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Powering Down the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
If You Need Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations on your purchase of the ScanX® 12 Digital Imaging System
with In-Line Erase the latest imaging product from Air Techniques, Inc./ALLPRO
Imaging. The ScanX® 12 processes Phosphor Storage Plates (PSPs) and has
been designed and manufactured using state-of-the-art technology to give many
years of dependable service. The ScanX® 12 is hereafter referred to as ScanX in this
manual.
This manual covers the installation, operation and maintenance of the ScanX.
Review and follow the guidelines included in this manual to ensure that your
ScanX gives the highest level of service.
WARRANTY
The ScanX is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship from
the date of installation for a period of one year. These models of the ScanX are
designed to normally be used in an office environment and this warranty is not
applicable to other applications.
Any item returned to our factory during the warranty period, through an authorized dealer, will be repaired or replaced at our option at no charge provided
that our inspection shall indicate it to have been defective and that the system is
returned to our factory in its shipping case. Dealer labor, shipping and handling charges are not covered by this warranty.
This warranty does not apply to damage due to shipping, misuse, careless handling
or repairs by other than authorized service personnel. Air Techniques, Inc./ALLPRO
Imaging is not liable for indirect or consequential damage or loss of any nature
in connection with this equipment.
This warranty is void if the ScanX is operated with any covers removed.
This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied. No representative
or person is authorized to assume for us any liability in connection with the sale
of our equipment.
Warranty - Phosphor Storage Plates
The Phosphor Storage Plates (PSPs) are designed for use with the ScanX and will
be replaced for a period of 30 days from the date of purchase if defective
in manufacturing or packaging.
ON-LINE REGISTRATION
Quickly and easily register your new ScanX on-line. Just have your product
model and serial numbers available. Then go to the ALLPRO Imaging website,
www.allproimaging.com, click the Warranty Registration link 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.
SAFETY NOTICE
This equipment has been designed to minimize exposure of personnel to hazards. While the ScanX 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.
General Safety Information.
 Check with your authorized 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, Air Techniques 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.
 This device is not to be used in any areas where the atmosphere could
cause fire or explosion.
Markings.
The following terms or symbols are used on the equipment or in this manual
to denote information of special importance:
CAUTION
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CLASS 3B LASER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN
AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM
DANGER
LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN
AVOID DIRECT
EXPOSURE TO BEAM
COVER REMOVED MAKES
THIS DEVICE A
CLASS IIIb LASER PRODUCT
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.
Warns users that uninsulated voltage within
the unit may be of sufficient magnitude to
cause electric shock.
LABORATORY
EQUIPMENT
60CB
E234737
Indicates the
ScanX is a UL
Listed product.
Identifies the
name of the
manufacturer.
Indicates date
of manufacture.
ATTENTION USERS:
Manufacturing date code on serial number label is in the format:
Month YYYY.
SAFETY NOTICE
Authorized Dealer Service Only.
The interior of the ScanX is only accessible by removing hardware with tools. It
should be opened and serviced only by an authorized dealer service technician.
Failure to heed this warning may result in equipment damage or personal injury,
and will void any and all warranties. Contact your authorized dealer for
service information.
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.
Consideration relating to the choice shall include:
- use of the ACCESSORY in the PATIENT VICINITY
- evidence that the safety certification of the ACCESSORY has been
performed in accordance to the appropriate IEC 61010-1 harmonized national
standard.
Use of ACCESSORIES or cables other than those specified or provided by the
manufacturer may result in increased EMISSIONS or decreased IMMUNITY of the
EQUIPMENT.
Electrical Safety Notes.
 The line cord 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.
 Make sure that all cable connections are secure and tight.
SAFETY NOTICE
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:
WARNINGS: Any operation, procedure or practice, which, if not strictly observed,
may result in injury or long-term health hazards to personnel.
CAUTIONS: 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)].
WARNINGS The ScanX contains a laser and is a Class 1 [Class 1 (IEC)]
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.
Do not use damaged Phosphor Storage Plates (PSPs).
Damaged PSPs may not provide reliable diagnostic images.
Disposal of PSPs.
Consult with your federal, national, state and local government, for rules and
regulations on disposal of PSPs.
SAFETY NOTICE
CAUTIONS 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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.
 Any reprinting of the technical documentation, in whole or in part, is subject
to prior written approval by the manufacturer.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Correct Usage
 Operation of the ScanX may only be carried out by suitably qualified
personnel.
 The ScanX is only to be used in the processing of exposed PSPs.
 The ScanX should be used in a room equipped for it.
 Room temperature should be in the range 50 to 105°F (10 to 40°C)
with relative humidity between 5 and 95%.
 If the device is brought into the room of operation from a cooler
environment, condensation can build up. Do not connect the device until
it has warmed up to room temperature and is absolutely dry.
 This room 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 installation and operating instructions
and 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.
PURPOSE OF THIS MANUAL
This manual provides the information necessary for the setup, operation and routine
care and maintenance of two models of ScanX 12 Digital Imaging Systems with InLine Erase. The models include the high resolution ScanX, P/N B7350-214S and
a high contrast ScanX, P/N B7350-550G. 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.
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The ScanX is a digital radiography system that utilizes reusable Phosphor
Storage Plates (PSP) in place of X-ray film to produce diagnostic quality digital
radiographs. The ScanX produces a digital image by scanning PSPs, which have
been exposed to X-rays. The ScanX allows computer storage, processing, retrieval
and display of the computed radiographic images utilizing a user supplied software and computer. An additional feature of the ScanX consists of an in-line plate
eraser 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.
UNPACKING & INSPECTION
Unpacking
The ScanX is shipped in a very special shipping case covered by a double-wall
corrugated over-packaging. The case is to be returned to Air Techniques, Inc./
ALLPRO Imaging using a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. Retain
the over-packaging to return the shipping case. If the case is kept to protect the
ScanX during transport or future shipping, the dealer will be invoiced.
Included System Components
The ScanX consists of the model and accessory kit as listed below:
(See TECHNICAL DATA for ratings and identification.)
Description
ScanX,
P/N B7350-214S
ScanX,
P/N B7350-550G
B7310-HR
B7310
24 V Power Supply Adapter
B7095
B7095
Line Cord
73096
73096
Computer Connector Cable, USB
B3554
B3554
Main ScanX 12 ILE Assembly
Accessory Kit containing:
Instruction Manual
B7319
B7319
PSP Protective Cushion Kit
74030B
74030B
ScanX Cleaning Sheet Sample Kit
B2030
B2030
B7359
B7327
Drivers, Utilities and Instruction Manual Disk:
Inspection
Verify that all listed items were received. If any item is missing, notify your authorized
dealer. Unpack each component of the ScanX and inspect for physical damage
such as scratched panels, damaged connectors, etc. If any damage is noted,
notify your authorized dealer immediately so corrective action can be taken.
COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
IMPORTANT:To operate the ScanX, it must be connected to a compliant
Computer System, and the computer must be loaded with an
authorized Imaging Software. Neither the Computer System nor the
Software is provided by the manufacturer. Contact your dealer for
available Computer System and Software options.
Computer System Recommendations
The Computer System (computer, monitor, etc.) and any related peripheral
or other equipment, supplied by the user, or a third party, must comply with
the requirements for Information Technology Equipment (ITE) as specified in
IEC 60950 (EN 60950).
The minimum computer system requirements necessary to operate the ScanX
are listed below. Items listed with an asterisk (*) are required.
Operating System:
USB Port:
CPU:
RAM:
Hard Drive:
Monitor (1024 x 768 Resolution):
Video Display Adapter:
Peripherals:
Image Management Software:
* Windows 2000 Professional for an
Intel 32-bit processor with Service Pack
4 or later, or Windows XP Professional
for an Intel 32-bit processor with
Service Pack 1and the KB B22603
update or later.
* Must be USB 1.1 or 2.0 or later
2.8 GHz Pentium IV
1 GB
* 200MB available disk space required
to start scanning
SVGA 17”, 1024 x768 or higher resolution, contrast ratio 450:1,
.22 dot pitch capability.
A CRT is recommended for optimum
viewing.
32 MB RAM
* CD ROM Drive
Standard Keyboard & Mouse
Backup Device
External Surge Protector
Power supply backup
*Authorized software is required
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COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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.
CONTROLS & INDICATORS
ERASER
Switch
Ready/Standby
Green LED
indicator
FLASHING
OFF Blue LED
Indicator
FLASHING
OFF
READY
READY
Switch
ERASER
ALLPRO
IMAGING
Scanner Track
Indicator LEDs
Keypad Control Panel
Keypad Control Panel
READY Switch
Ready/Standby
Green LED indicator
Toggles between the Standby and Ready mode as follows:
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.
ERASER Switch
Toggles between turning the Erase function OFF and ON. This
switch has no effect once the plate scanning or erasing starts.
Illuminates steady blue to indicate that the Erase function is ON and
FLASHING OFF
Blue LED indicator
PSPs will be erased after scanning.
Flashes blue to indicate that the Erase function is OFF and PSPs will
not be erased after scanning.
4 Scanner Track Indicator LEDs
Illuminate green when the Scanner has been activated, indicating
that a PSP can be fed into the ScanX.
Illuminate yellow, indicating the PSP has been sensed and the
Scanner is transporting the PSP.
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TECHNICAL DATA
Electrical Requirements:
Supply Voltage:
100 to 240VAC +/- 10%, 50/60 Hz
Supply Current:
1.2 A Maximum
Line Cord:
North American style 10 foot long
Hospital Grade line cord, P/N 73096.
Power Supply:
24 Volt Power Supply, P/N B7095 provided
Physical Properties:
Dimensions
Depth:
15.4 in.
Width:
15.0 in.
Height:
27.8 in.
Weight:
50 lbs.
Environmental Conditions:
Unit in Operation
Temperature:
50°F to 105°F (10°C to 40°C)
Humidity:
5% to 95% RH
Heat emission: <90W
Storage and Transport
Temperature:
-21°F to 130°F (-29°C to 54°C)
Humidity:
5% - 95% (Non-condensing)
Note: Resolution of the ScanX is dependent on operating mode and specific
imaging plate type used.
Resolution Range:
B7310 B7310-HR
Horizontal:
3.8 to 5+ (lp/mm)
3.8 to 14 (lp/mm)
Vertical:
3.8 to 5+ (lp/mm)
3.8 to 18+ (lp/mm)
Compliance Data:
Laser Class:
Class I Laser Product (21 CFR 1040.10)
Class 1 Laser Product (IEC 60825-1)
Laser Product Report
Accession Number:
0212282-00
Installation Category:
I
Pollution Degree:
2
User Replacement Items: Power Supply, Line Cord, PSPs
and Computer Connector Cable
IEC 61010-1 Classification:
Class 1, 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.
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ABBREVIATIONS
Abbreviations used in this manual are summarized below.
A
ampere(s)
AC
alternating current
CD-ROM compact disk, read-only
memory
CFR
Code of Federal
Regulations
CPU
central processing unit
(your computer)
cm
centimeter
D
depth
GB
gigabyte (230 109 bytes)
GHz
Gigahertz (109 of hertz)
H
height
Hz
hertz (cycles per second)
IEC
International Electro-technical Commission
IMS
Image Management
Software [also referred to
as Patient Management
Software (PMS)]
LED
Light emitting diode
lbs.
pounds
lp/mm
line pairs per mm
lux
a measure of light intensity
MB
megabytes
(220 106 bytes)
mm
millimeter (10-3 m)
MONTH YYYY date
(Month, 4 digit year)
Phosphor
a luminescent material
PN
part number
PSP
phosphor storage plate
(imaging plate)
RAM
random access memory
RH
relative humidity
SVGA
Super Video Graphics
Array
USB
Universal Serial Bus
UL
Underwriters
Laboratories
V
volts
W
Watts, width
µm
micrometer (10-6m)
°C
degree Celsius
°F
degree Fahrenheit
”, in
inch
SITE SELECTION
Note: The ScanX is designed to be installed by your authorized dealer. The
dealer or user must provide appropriate and compliant computer hardware and software.
The ScanX may be located almost anywhere in the office. Follow these guidelines
for optimum performance:
 Lighting conditions: Set up the scanner in ordinary room light, however,
direct sunlight and light fixture(s) above and near the ScanX producing
more than 400 lux of light at the PSP inlet must be avoided.
 Provide a stable, flat countertop large enough to hold the scanner, plus
provide a working area for resting and opening cassettes.
 Locate the computer within 6 feet.
 Access to a standard grounded electric Mains AC outlet using the line cord
provided, must be within line cord length.
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SYSTEM SETUP
Note: 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).
The Setup program guides you through updating the library files on your computer, which must be completed before the ScanX will operate properly. More
information can be found in the Installation Instructions and Notes file on the
ScanX Drivers and Utilities Disk included with the ScanX.
ScanX Connection Procedure
Refer to Figure 1 and perform the following procedure to connect the ScanX for
operation for the first time.
1. Select a location that meets the SITE SELECTION guidelines.
2. Set up the computer according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
Make sure that the computer meets all requirements listed on page 10.
3. Verify that an authorized Imaging Software is installed properly on the computer.
4. Verify that the supplied ScanX Drivers and Utilities Disk which contains the
USB drivers was properly installed per instructions above.
Note: Always make sure to use the same USB port whenever re-connection
of the USB cable is necessary.
5. Connect the high speed USB cable between the USB Type B connector
located on the ScanX rear panel and the USB Type A connector located
on the computer.
Note: Connect the 24V Power Supply Adapter to the ScanX prior to plugging
the line cord into the Mains outlet.
6. Connect the 24V Power Supply Adapter Output Connection Cable to the
ScanX DC Power Input Jack.
7. Connect the line cord between the Mains outlet and the 24V Power Supply
Adapter.
8. Switch the scanner from standby to ON by pressing the membrane READY
switch ( ) located on the Keypad Control Panel on the top of the scanner.
Verify that both the green and blue LED indicators above the READY and
ERASER switches illuminate.
Note: The Found New Hardware Wizard may appear each time you plug the
ScanX into a different USB port on your computer.
9. 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. After the wizard completes the first time, it will
appear and complete a second time and then third, and final time.
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SYSTEM SETUP
Power Supply
Mains Outlet
Line Cord
(The Line Cord is the
Mains disconnect device)
Line Cord
Power Supply
Computer
Connector Cable
Green LED
Indicator
Blue LED
Indicator
FLASHING
OFF
READY
ERASER
ALLPRO
IMAGING
ERASER
Switch
READY
Switch
Press HERE
to
turn ON or OFF
TO
POWER SUPPLY
TO
COMPUTER
USB PORT
Figure 1. Typical ScanX Installation
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PLATE CARE & PREPARATION
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 2 shows a typical plate.
Blue or White or Sensitive
Side or Front of PSP
Black Side or Back of PSP
Figure 2. Typical Plate Configuration
Handle PSPs with Care.
 Avoid scratching or soiling PSPs.
 Do not bend PSPs or apply unnecessary pressure.
 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.
CAUTION: 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.
Note: 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.
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PLATE CARE & PREPARATION
IMPORTANT:
PSPs must always be erased prior to use.
Note: Use PSPs within 24 hours of last erasure. Repeat erasing process if
PSPs have been stored longer than 24 hours.
Erase the PSP
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. This can be accomplished using one of
two methods as follows:
Note: 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 Scanning and Erasing Plates procedures for PSPs on page 18.
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 Scanning and Erasing Plates procedures for PSPs on page 18.
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.
IMPORTANT:
Wipe the phosphor side of the plate only making sure
not to scratch the plates.
Cleaning Phosphor Storage Plates
For the best images, PSPs should be handled carefully and kept clean. Use the
following steps to clean plates:
1. Use lint-free, 100% cotton gauze (not cotton balls). Gently wipe the cotton
gauze over the dry Plate surface. Wipe using an even side to side motion and
then in a circular motion.
2. To clean any remaining stains wipe using an even side to side motion per one
of the following options:
Option 1 – Use Air Techniques PSP wipes (P/N B8910).
Option 2 - 100% cotton gauze dampen with anhydrous ethanol or anhydrous
isopropyl alcohol.
3. Completely dry the surface by wiping with another piece of lint-free cotton
gauze. Make sure that the PSP is completely dry before use.
IMPORTANT:
Do not soak overnight.
Disinfecting the Phosphor Storage Plates
There is no reason to routinely disinfect the PSPs unless contamination is suspected.
If a PSP has touched a contaminated surface, it may be immersed briefly in a cold
sterilant (such as a 2% Gluteraldehyde solution) according to sterilant manufacturers
directions. Do not immerse the plate if there is any evidence of deep scratches in the
surface of the plate or nicks in the edges of the plate. After disinfection, clean and dry
the plate using the instructions above.
Disposal of Phosphor Storage Plates
Consult with your federal, national, state and local government, for rules and
regulations on disposal of Phosphor Storage Plates.
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IMAGING PROCEDURES
Note: 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 using either the same settings used for film if previously
“green” film was used or with about half the exposure if “blue” film was
used with intensifying screens.
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
Activate the ScanX by performing the following procedures.
1. Make sure the ScanX and computer components are correctly connected
as shown in Figure 1.
2. Switch the scanner from standby to ON by pressing the membrane READY
switch ( ) located on the Keypad Control Panel on the top of the scanner.
3. Verify that both the green and blue LED indicators above the READY and
ERASER switches illuminate. (Default has eraser mode enabled)
Note: Change in motor noise pitch levels is normal when switching to different
resolution setting selections.
4. Use the user-supplied authorized Imaging Software to activate the Scanner
and to select the desired image type and resolution.
5. Verify that the four Scanner Track indicators illuminate green when the Scanner
has been activated, indicating that a PSP can be fed into the ScanX.
Note: Only one exposed PSP can be fed into the ScanX at a time. The next PSP may
be fed only after all four track indicator light LEDs change from yellow to green.
Scanning and Erasing Plates
Scan and erase an PSP in one operation by performing the following procedures.
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 3, View A, 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 12 inches may be centered on the scanner inlet,
making sure that it is aligned.
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 as shown by
Figure 3, View B, which further aids in alignment.
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View A
View B
Figure 3.
Feeding a Plate
IMAGING PROCEDURES
Scanning and Erasing Plates (continued)
5. At this point, all four Scanner Track indicators will turn yellow, indicating the
PSP has been sensed and the Scanner is transporting the PSP.
6. Observe that a red glow eminates 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 above the ERASER switch is illuminated), the PSP is erased and
ready for reuse for a new image.
9. Observe that all transport indicators illuminate green and the red glow
from the exit slot extinguishes after the last PSP drops to the tray.
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.
IMPORTANT:
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.
Scanning Plates without Erasing
The ScanX can be operated with the in-line erase 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.
Note: Upon activation, the ScanX defaults with the eraser mode enabled.
This must be disabled prior to scanning to prevent erasing of the
scanned PSP.
2. Disable the erase mode of operation by pressing the membrane ERASER switch
located on the Keypad Control Panel.
3. Verify that the blue LED indicator above the ERASER switch blinks blue to
indicate that the Erase function is OFF. The PSP will not be erased after
scanning.
4. Insert the exposed PSP to be scanned into the ScanX by performing the
Scanning and Erasing Plates procedures provided on the previous page.
5. Retrieve the processed (scanned only) PSP and store in an X-ray cassatte.
The scanned PSPs still contain latent images that require erasure. Make
sure to erase each PSP prior to reuse for new images.
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 17.
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POWERING DOWN THE SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
Never power down the system during a
scanning session.
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 simply by pressing and
holding the membrane READY switch
on the Keypad Control Panel for approximately two seconds, until the green LED above the READY switch extinguishes.
MAINTENANCE
Maintenance Procedures
The ScanX is designed for many years of trouble-free operation. Maintenance as
described herein is minimal.
IMPORTANT:
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 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. Refer to ACCESSORIES page 24.
Disinfecting the ScanX
No disinfection is required for the ScanX.
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 "white" or sensitive 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 16 of this manual.
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SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
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 two 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.
IMPORTANT:
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
Schedule
Kit Part No.
Replace transport drive belts
and springs
2 years
B7920
Replace complete transport
belt drive belt assembly
4 years
B7434
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TROUBLESHOOTING
1.
Trouble
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
No power/
No green light
on membrane
switch
• Not plugged in.
• Check the line cord
connection is firmly plugged in.
• Make sure outlet is grounded
and has power.
• Call your authorized Air
Techniques dealer.
• No power at Mains
Outlet
• Defective power supply
2.
Green, Blue or • Defective light or circuitry.
Yellow indicator
does not work.
• Call your authorized
Techniques dealer.
3.
Image
Management
Software does
not recognize
the ScanX
when selected.
• Inadequate Computer
System.
• Verify Computer System requirements (Page 10).
• The ScanX has not been
turned on.
• Make sure that the READY switch
is set to ON and the green indicator light is illuminated.
• Reconnect the cable. Check for
tightness. Replace if necessary.
• Verify that the Setup
program was correctly installed
4.
Plate does not
scan properly.
5.
No image
appears after
scanning.
Note:
• The computer connection
cable is loose or defective.
• The computer does not
recognize that the ScanX is
connected.
• ScanX hardware problem.
• The PSP was not pushed
far enough into the ScanX.
Air
(Page 14).
• Call your authorized Air
Techniques dealer.
• Fully feed the PSP into the Inlet
Ring. Make sure green LEDs are
illuminated
• If Eraser mode was disabled
during scanning, quickly refeed
the plate with the printed side out.
If Eraser mode was enabled
during scanning, retake image.•
There should be an image on the plate only if the in-line
• The PSP fed backwards
(printed side towards
ScanX).
eraser mode was disabled during scanning.
Important:
• The PSP was erased prior
Do not allow the PSP
to scanning.
to be exposed to light
between taking an
X-ray and scanning
with the ScanX.
•Hardware failure.
• X-ray source failed.
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• Feed the PSPs into the scanner
immediately and quickly after
removal from the Plate Transfer
Box or the cassette.
• Call your authorized Air
Techniques dealer.
• Call your X-ray service dealer.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Trouble
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
6.
Image is too
dark.
• PSP has been overexposed • Use imaging software to adjust
brightness. If this is not possible,
retake image with proper (lower)
exposure and a newly erased PSP.
7
Image appears • PSP was fed skewed into
skewed on
the inlet ring.
monitor.
8
Image contains • PSP was not completely
ghost images or
erased prior to use.
shadows.
9
Image shows
artifacts.
• Verify that the PSP is fed in
straight behind the inlet ring.
• Make sure ScanX is operating
with eraser turned on (blue LED
indicator above the ERASER
switch is illuminated steadily).
• Imaging Plate was exposed • Make sure the plates are inserted
with the back of the plate
properly into the plate protector
facing the tubehead.
or cassette with the proper side
to the X-ray source.
• PSP has been stored too
• Do not store PSPs in plate
long in plate protector or
protector or cassettes for more
cassette.
than 24 hours.
• Partial erasure of the
• Do not leave exposed PSPs in
image due to exposure to
well lit areas. Even inside plate
light during handling of
protectors, some light may
the PSP.
penetrate and partially erase
the PSP. Transfer PSPs from their
plate protectors to the ScanX
within one hour of exposure.
• The PSP surface is not
clean and has dirt, stains
or scratches on it.
• ScanX plate transport path
may contain debris.
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• Clean the PSP. If the PSP is scratched
or stained, do not reuse.
• Clean transport path using
ScanX Cleaning Sheet.
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ACCESSORIES
The following lists the ordering number and description for accessory components
available to maintain the ScanX to meet your professional needs. Contact your
authorized dealer for information.
Description
Quantity
Part Number
ScanX Cleaning Sheets*
Box of 12
B2010
Box of 25
B2020
Box of 25
B8910
ScanX Dust Cover Kit
1
74050
Line Cord
1
73096
24 V Power Supply Adapter
1
B7095
6-Foot Computer Connector Cable, USB
1
B3554
15-Foot Computer Connector Cable, USB
1
B5027
ScanX PSP Wipes
*
One re-usable Release Liner is included in each box of ScanX Cleaning Sheets.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
For additional information, please contact your authorized dealer or visit our web
sites.
 Air Techniques web site, www.airtechniques.com
 ALLPRO Imaging web site, www.allproimaging.com
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Air Techniques and ALLPRO Imaging are leading manufacturers of
fine dental, medical and veterinary equipment from air and vacuum
systems and X-ray film processors, to an impressive line of new
products incorporating the most recent technological advances.
These new products, vital components of the innovative professional
practice, include intraoral cameras, digital imaging systems, which
utilizes phosphor plate technology and, most recently, an intraoral
digital X-ray system using sensor technology.
Air Techniques and ALLPRO Imaging have been manufacturing
quality products for the dental, medical and veterinary professional
since 1962.
Air Techniques and ALLPRO Imaging products are distributed only
through authorized dealers. Refer to www.airtechniques.com or
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