View Full Version : scan or photo of xray

Mia Johnson
10-16-02, 01:55 AM
Hi, I've logged onto this board to ask if anyone can tell me how to make a computer scan of an xray, or take a digital photo of it. I just get black when I try. Much appreciated.

10-16-02, 02:51 AM
try using a piece of black paper on top of the x-ray ????

welcome to speedguide :)

10-16-02, 09:43 AM
Hello, Mia

A scanner won't do it so use a camera. It needs to be lit from the back. A light table (as used for sorting slides) would work.

Try taping it to a window and let sunlight shine through it. You'd probably need to use a tripod.

10-18-02, 01:11 PM

Like that? just poped it in the scaner

Mia Johnson
10-18-02, 04:04 PM
Okay -- how did you do that!! I also tried just "popping" the xray into my scanner but just got black... I was resigned to taking a photo with the xray on the window.

10-18-02, 04:33 PM
Well, I expected it to be black because I didn't think there would be enough reflected light.

Set, did you use a transparency adapter?

10-18-02, 04:35 PM
Nope just poped it in my scaner and hit scan

Its a Hp scanjet 2200c

10-18-02, 08:20 PM
I've scanned mine before and they came out just fine.

10-18-02, 09:27 PM
Well, OK.

I may have been wrong on something once before, too.