contrast

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(kon′trast″ )

In radiology, the difference between adjacent densities in an image. This is controlled by the energy of the beam and influenced by the characteristics of the part radiographed, production of scatter radiation, type of image receptor (direct or photostimulable plate, or combination of film and screen), and processing.

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(kon′trast″ )

In radiology, the difference between adjacent densities in an image. This is controlled by the energy of the beam and influenced by the characteristics of the part radiographed, production of scatter radiation, type of image receptor (direct or photostimulable plate, or combination of film and screen), and processing.

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