intensifying screen


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intensifying screen

[in′ten·sə‚fī·iŋ ‚skrēn]
(graphic arts)
A layer of material, such as a salt screen or a metal screen, that is placed next to an x-ray film to increase the effect of x-rays on the film.
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Cerebral and cardiovascular angiography were greatly improved through the use of intensifying screen systems.
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The major portion of a radiographic image is actually generated by the visible light fluorescing from the intensifying screens rather than from the radiation passing through the cassette.