The Eastman Kodak Co. has come up with a line of intensifying screens for autoradiography that will make fluorography a distant memory. The first of its kind that can be used with weak beta emitters, the new BioMax™ TranScreen™ Intensifying Screens save time and improve resolution with strong and weak emitters alike. Improvements in the phosphors and design of the screens has upped the efficiency of autoradiography, dramatically reducing exposure times, and extending their application to weak emitters.

Schematic of Conventional Intensifying Screen

Schematic of BIOMAX TRANSCREEN HE Screen
With conventional intensifying screens, emitted particles must penetrate the autoradiography film before coming in contact with the intensifying phosphor in the screen, which weak beta emitters, by and large, are unable to do. In contrast, the BioMax TranScreens are designed so that the emitted particles excite the phosphor first, producing light that readily penetrates a thin, clear plastic base before hitting...

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