How much do phosphor plates cost?
The cost of an intraoral-only, phosphor-plate system is around $15,000.
What is a dental phosphor plates?
Intraoral phosphor plate x-ray (also known as phosphor storage plate or PSP x-ray) eliminates the need for traditional film processing for dental radiography. Phosphor storage plates can convert existing film based imaging systems to a digital format that can be integrated into a computer or network system.
How many times can a phosphor plate be used?
Conclusions: The findings of this study revealed that even though a slight deterioration occurred after the first exposure, each plate can be used up to 200 times. Further studies are required to reach a more concrete conclusion.
Can phosphor plates be reused?
The scanner plate has been erased and it is ready for reuse. It can be put into a new plastic barrier envelope, sealed and stored ready for reuse. Take the exposed phosphor plate and decontaminate the disposable envelope with a suitable sterile wipe.
Are phosphor plates single use?
The findings of this study revealed that even though a slight deterioration occurred after the first exposure, each plate can be used up to 200 times. Further studies are required to reach a more concrete conclusion.
Are phosphor plates digital?
Storage phosphor plates (SPP) are indirect digital image receptors. The CCD direct digital image receptor was the first digital image receptor used in intraoral radiography.
How often should CR plates be erased?
Too frequent cleaning of the phosphor screens can discolor the phosphor. The imaging plate that have not been used for more than 24 hours should be erased before use.
What happens to a storage phosphor plate after it is scanned?
Only roughly 50% of the stored energy (trapped charges) is released during scanning. Hence, the IP must be erased for re-use. For erasure the phosphor is illuminated with a strong light source.
How do you clean phosphor plates?
How do I clean the Phosphor Storage Plates?
- Use lint-free, 100% cotton gauze (not cotton balls).
- To clean any remaining stains, dampen the gauze in anhydrous ethanol or anhydrous isopropyl alcohol and wipe using the same motion as above.
- Completely dry the surface by wiping with another piece of cotton gauze.