Tungsten T3 in x-ray

Tungsten T3 x-ray

One of the things I like about my job is that I get to play with x-ray machines, and you can get interesting pictures of things using x-rays. I think x-rays always give an interesting perspective on the way things look.

This is what the insides of a Tungsten T3 look like with the slider opened. Click on the image for a larger version. I've annotated some of the more obvious bits that can be easily recognized. The rest are just components on the motherboard. If you look closely, you can even see the ribbon cables on the right side of the button pad and lying over the battery.

For those of you wanting the technical details on how I took the image, I used an 8"x10" CR cassette, 40" source-image distance, 80kVp 1.5mAs, small focal spot (0.3 mm) in a Siemens Axiom RF room. Tungsten T3 was placed on the cassette. Cassette was read on an Agfa ADC Compact+ CR reader using flat field processing.