Definitions for xeroradiography
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word xeroradiography
radiography using X-rays and xerographic (rather than roentgenographic) techniques
A method of X-ray photography which uses an electrically charged metal plate instead of film.
Xeroradiography is a type of x-ray in which a picture of the body is recorded on paper rather than on film. In this technique, a plate of selenium, which rests on a thin layer of aluminium oxide, is charged uniformly by passing it in front of a 'scorotron'. As X-ray photon impinges on this amorphous coat of selenium, charges diffuse out, in proportion to energy content of the X-ray. This occurs as a result of photoconduction. The resulting imprint, in the form of charge distribution on the plate, attracts toner particles, which is then transferred to reusable paper plates. In contrast to conventional X-rays, photographic developers are not needed. Hence the term xeroradiography; 'xero' meaning dry in Greek. It requires more radiation exposure. Its use is in mammography. Xeromammography is a form of xeroradiography.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A photoelectric method of recording an X-ray image on a coated metal plate, using low-energy photon beams, long exposure time and dry chemical developers.
Translations for xeroradiography
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for xeroradiography »
Find a translation for the xeroradiography definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these xeroradiography definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"xeroradiography." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Mar. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/xeroradiography>.