Very dark image
Image is too dark (black); anatomical structures cannot be seen readily; image is flat and low in contrast.
- X-ray beam energy level is producing too much radiation and overexposing the film; mAs setting too high or kVp is too high.
- Processing temperature of developer is too high.
- Development time may be too long in manual processing.
- The speed of the film transport system may be too slow in an automated processing system.
- Developer solution is contaminated with fixer.