The discovery of radiography was a major event that immediately revolutionized the realms of physics and medicine. It is a method of achieving 2D images of a patient’s anatomical structures, using radiographic film as a receptor. Conventional or screen-film radiography is a traditional method or we can say the first imaging method used in radiology. An x-ray beam is produced inside the x-ray tube for conventional or screen-film radiography and is delivered through the object to receptor or radiation detector to produce an image. Depending on the density, thickness, and atomic number (Z) of the tissue, different soft tissues, and anatomical structures attenuate x-ray photons in different ways. In this review, we have tried to describe important components of screen-film radiography and their use in radiography.
Index Terms- Conventional radiography, screen-film radiography, darkroom processes, cassette, x-ray film, x-ray source, DR, PSP