Xeroradiography of the breast. Xeroradiography is a photoelectric method of recording an x-ray image on a coated metal plate, using low-energy photon beams, long exposure time and dry chemical developers.

The prefix xero- comes from the Greek “xeros” meaning “dry.”

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  • Xeroradiograph

    A picture of the body recorded on paper rather than on film. Also called a xerogram. From the Greek “xeros” meaning “dry.”

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