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

  • adj. Allowing the passage of x-rays or other radiation; not radiopaque.

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  • adj. transparent to X-rays

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  • adj. almost complete transparent to X-rays or other forms of radiation


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  • Hair beads are radiolucent and thus are difficult to differentiate on radiologic scans from the adjacent soft tissue — the air-filled hollow core may be mistaken for benign air that became entrapped at the time of injury.

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  • Mammographic density refers to the amount of white or radiodense area compared to the amount of grey or radiolucent area on a mammogram.


  • The radiolucent area is reflective of the amount of fat in the breast.


  • The MammoPad cushion, which can be used with both digital and analog mammography, is radiolucent and does not require additional dose.

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  • A prime example is its radiolucent deck which allows X-ray and C-arm imaging capabilities without shifting the patient.


  • Fat is radiolucent, showing up as dark black on x-ray images.

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  • It helps hold vertebrae in place and is made of a material that is radiolucent on X-rays, allowing surgeons to more easily gauge spinal fusion during follow-up visits.

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  • The pads, including those for pediatric use, feature a quick-reference color-coded system for accurate placement, radiolucent and radiotransparent styles that bar interference with imaging systems.

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  • So, what else can you recommend - I’m after a hand weapon that won’t set off metal detectors, radiolucent so x-rays won’t pick it … and preferably, one that looks so full of testosterone and raw aggro that you have to store it’s balls in a specially modified sheath.

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