Week 10 a Artifacts. Chapter 32 Image Artifacts. An artifact is any irregularity on an image that is not caused by the normal shadowing of tissue by the primary beam. There are three areas where artifacts occur: Exposure Processing Handling. Exposure Artifacts.
Pressure or kink marks
Streaks of increased OD
The temperature or humidity too high.
Safelight too bright, too close or wrong filter.
Light leak or other light in darkroom.
Film left in x-ray room during exposure.
Rough handling of film.
Film not completely in processor when darkroom door opened.Common Handling & Storage Artifacts