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x-ray film

Radiology POS 805/806

film base a flexible piece of plastic that provides a stable support for the film emulsion as well as strength
film emulsion a coating on radiographic film attached to the film base by an adhesive layer; a mixture of gelatin and silver halide crystals
latent image the invisible image produced when the film is exposed to x-rays; remains invisible until the film is processed.
halide a compound of a halogen and another element that is suspended in the gelatin of the emulsion
periapical film used to examine the entire tooth and supporting bone
identification dot a small raised bump seen in one corner of each intraoral film packet, used to determine film orientation
nonscreen film an occlusal film that does not require teh use of screens for exposure
occlusal film size 4 intraoral film that patients will "occlude" on the entire film
Created by: mdeose1