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Princeton's WordNet

  1. xeroradiography(noun)

    radiography using X-rays and xerographic (rather than roentgenographic) techniques


  1. xeroradiography(Noun)

    A method of X-ray photography which uses an electrically charged metal plate instead of film.


  1. Xeroradiography

    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

  1. Xeroradiography

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of xeroradiography in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of xeroradiography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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