Definition of Radiopacity

1. Noun. Opacity to X-rays or other radiation.

Exact synonyms: Radio-opacity
Generic synonyms: Opacity
Derivative terms: Radiopaque

Definition of Radiopacity

1. Noun. the state of being opaque to X-rays ¹

2. Noun. a measure of this state ¹

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Medical Definition of Radiopacity

1. State of being radiopaque. Synonym: radiodensity. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Radiopacity

radionuclide cisternography
radionuclide generator
radionuclide generators
radionuclide imaging
radionuclide scan
radionuclide ventriculography
radionuclidic purity
radiopacity (current term)
radiopaque contrast
radiopaque contrast dye
radiopaque contrast material
radiopaque dye
radioperiosteal reflex
radiopharmaceutical chemistry
radiopharmaceutical purity

Literary usage of Radiopacity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dental Radiogram and the Science of Interpretation: A Textbook for by Frank Earle Browning (1922)
"... areas of radiopacity are sometimes seen replacing a portion of the shadow of the pulp chamber. These areas of radiopacity represent pulp stone. ..."

2. Oral Roentgenology: A Roentgen Study of the Anatomy and Pathology of the by Kurt Hermann Thoma (1917)
"A frontal plate taken immediately after the extraction showed radiopacity of the left maxillary sinus and a cyst of the right sinus, described under Figure ..."

3. Dental Amalgam: A Scientific Review & Recommended Public Health Service ...edited by James S. Benson edited by James S. Benson (1999)
"radiopacity - tendency of a material to be seen on a radiograph. ... The radiopacity of the restoration should be greater than the dentin or enamel. ..."

4. Register by University of California, Berkeley, California, University (1922)
"... types of machines, the dark-room, nature of plates and films, development, radiopacity of various substances, technic of making dental radiographs, ..."

5. Elementary and Dental Radiography by Howard Riley Raper (1918)
"Special dental illuminating device for displaying and observing dental X-ray negatives. radiopaque and radiopacity from the words transparent and ..."

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