Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An image produced on a radiosensitive surface, such as a photographic film, by radiation other than visible light, especially by x-rays passed through an object or by photographing a fluoroscopic image. Also called shadowgraph, skiagram, skiagraph.
  • transitive v. To make a radiograph of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an image, often a photographic negative, produced by radiation other than normal light; especially an X-ray photograph
  • v. To produce such an image

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for measuring and recording solar radiation.
  • n. An image or picture produced upon a sensitive surface, as of a photographic or fluorescent plate, by some form of penetrating radiation other than light, as X-rays, beta rays, etc.; esp., a picture of the internal structure of opaque objects traversed by the rays; a skiagraph. When the picture is produced upon photographic film by X-rays, the picture is usually called an X-ray photo or X-ray. When an image is produced on photographic film by a radioactive substance in close proximity to the film, in a manner so as to record the spatial distribution of the radioactive substance, the resulting image is called an autoradiograph or autoradiogram.
  • transitive v. To make a radiograph of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To produce an image of upon a sensitized plate by means of X-rays or the rays emitted from a radioactive substance.
  • n. An instrument for measuring and recording the intensity of solar radiation.
  • n. An impression produced on a sensitized plate by X-rays or the radiations from radioactive substances. See ray and radioactivity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)

Etymologies

radio- + -graph (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Gastric emptying via emesis or lavage should be performed in patients who have ingested greater than 40-60 mg./kg. of elemental iron or an unknown amount. 1 Activated charcoal is not useful, unless there are co-ingestants, since it does not bind metals such as iron. 1 Iron tablets are radiopaque, therefore, an abdominal radiograph should be performed to determine if there is evidence of iron tablets in the stomach or small bowel.

    Iron Poisoning

  • However, fetal lung lesions that seem to disappear on prenatal ultrasound and are not seen on neonatal chest radiograph still require evaluation by chest CT scan, which will frequently detect a lesion.

    Bronchopulmonary sequestration and Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid

  • The researchers measured bone mineral content and density by dual-energy radiograph absorptiometry DXA.

    Teens' weight-loss surgery may weaken bones

  • This difference in body tissue density is why bone (high body tissue density) appears white on a radiograph, as compared to fat (low body tissue density), which appears gray or air (no density), which appears black.

    Helene Pavlov: The FAQ's of X-Ray

  • An x-ray or radiograph is similar to having a photograph taken in a portrait studio.

    Helene Pavlov: The FAQ's of X-Ray

  • The radiologic technologist (RT) will escort you to a dressing room where you will be given an examination gown (if necessary) and instructed to remove specific articles of your clothing that may interfere with the radiograph.

    Helene Pavlov: The FAQ's of X-Ray

  • If is important that the radiograph is free of artifacts (e.g. material from your clothing, snaps, buttons, clips, etc ...).

    Helene Pavlov: The FAQ's of X-Ray

  • The radiograph and the report become part of your medical record.

    Helene Pavlov: The FAQ's of X-Ray

  • The BB patient typically had a radiograph with "dirty lungs", more sputum production and centrilobular emphysema and was more likely to be hypercapneic and develop right sided heart failure.

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  • In an effort to pinpoint the trouble, Maria Travers, the assistant rehabilitation manager, took a radiograph image of the bird.

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