How to get this to a JPEG

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  1. Toeknee
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    Toeknee

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    I was surfing the web looking for backgrounds and I came across this one of the guts of a TiBook. http://www.macdesktops.com/index.phtml?Picture=2064&res=TRUE Where I work at we deal with xrays and stuff so its not that hard to see how they did this. My question is how did he/she convert the x-ray film into a jpeg or some image file? Any ideas? A co-worker and I would like to do this same thing with our AlBooks. (pretty much same layout of the guts though). THANKS!
     
  2. Mr. Anderson
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    I could think of several ways - the easiest would be to just take a digital picture of it with a digital camera - when its being backlit.

    Also, there are digital x-rays, although I'm not sure they're that big.

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    HMMM true.. didnt think of that. I guess next time we go check an x-ray machine we'll give it a go. Gracias.
     
  4. iGav
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    A scanner with a tranny hood as well.... that'd be even easier... ;)
     
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    all depends - in most cases, a digital camera is easier to find than a large format transparency scanner.

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  6. jxyama
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    probably not a digital x-ray imagers... there aren't many that big (i work with prototypes...), 30 x 40 cm is about the biggest you can get and those are darn expensive...

    i'd think any radiology/radiation oncology department would have a scanner for the film. that would certainly be a lot clearer than taking a digital pic.
     
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    We have tried before scanning an x-ray but it was to dim to pick anything up. So yeah we'd have to check with the dept. if they had one that was designated for film.
     
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    I had a slew of Xrays just a few weeks ago. 3 images, and they probably took each one 3 times, I thought wow that must be a fortune in film.

    Nope, it was 100% digital, there was no film, no development time. The images were of my entire UpperGI. This is easily the size of a TiBook.
     
  9. Laslo Panaflex
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    Forgive my ignorance on Xray technology, but can't you get that same effect when you send your luggage through the scanners at airports?
     
  10. Toeknee
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    Yeah well we are already working in hospitals so the machines are right there. Not to mention I don't think the TSA would give those images away.
     
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    that's really nice. I haven't seen anything like that before...I would love a blueprint type pic of the guts of a PB also
     

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