If your scanner doesn't have a transparency adapter, scan the
MRI image while holding a flashlight, lamp, etc shining onto the MRI film from
above (you may have to play with distance to get the best shot). You also
have to cover the film with some white paper, play with thickness and number of
papers too. - my buddy and I did this and the results weren't bad.
A couple more ideas on scanning would be to make your own
light box or playing around with your scanner.
Make your own light box
Pull apart you dining room table and cover the gap
with a piece of the white "dropped ceiling" stuff. Put a shade
less lamp on the floor under the dining room table gap. Take a picture,
either with a digital camera or with a regular camera
Buy a stencil box for $12.00 at a craft store.
This is a very small box, with a small light placed behind the white
cover. If you do this, you will only be able to photograph one
view at the time.
For this you will need a halogen desk lamp. Place your MRI on your
scanner. Leave your scanner lid opened. With the halogen desk
lamp, follow the scanner light as it moves across the surface. Your light
and the the scanner light will be moving together. A piece of white
tracing paper can be placed on top of the MRI to buffer the halogen light
source. You will have to try it and play around with your technique but it
can be done.
Don't forget, if you use the scanner method, save in JPEG,
it takes up much less space on your computer and transfers faster.
Find someone with a transparency adaptor for their
scanner .....they are commonly used in print shops , newspaper offices and the
like ...so calling around may locate one .
Put the MRI up to a well lit window and take a picture
with a digital camera.
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