Figure 3-6. Developing x-ray film.
(6) Remove the film at the expiration of the developing time. Hold the film
rack in a tilted position for a few seconds to allow excess solution to drain into the
developing section of the tank.
Rinse the film in clear water.
d. Rinsing. The film should remain in the rinse water at least 20 seconds to
remove the developing solution. Be sure to tilt the film rack to allow excess water to
drain back in. (You do not want to dilute the fixing solution.) After removing the film
from the rinse water (figure 3-7) and draining, place it in the fixing solution (fixer).
Figure 3-7. Rinsing x-ray film.