An experiment was devised to quantitatively measure the effect of blue base tint (inherent in most medical x ray films) on the sensitivity and acutance of an x ray film. Results showed no significant difference due to the blue base tint for sensitivity. However, a significant difference was found for the base tint's effect on acutance of an x ray film. It was determined that the difference in acutance was due to an "anti–halation effect" of the blue base dye.
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Klein, Michael, "The effect of blue base tint on the sensitivity and acutance of X-Ray films" (1975). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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