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Automatic processor

Machine that automatically processes film through each stage of the developing process

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Beam alignment device

Device used to position the primary beam by aligning the position indicating device

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Cassette

Used to hold extra oral film during exposure

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Cephalometric radiograph

Profile of the head and face showing both bone and soft tissue

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Dental film holder

A device used to stabilize the film in the patient's mouth

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Duplicating film

Film used specially for duplicating or copying existing radiographs

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Emulsion

A coating on the film that gives it greater sensitivity to radiation

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Extraoral film

Film designed to be used outside of the mouth during X-ray exposure

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Film

The term used to describe the film packet and it's components prior to it being developed or processed

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Film processing

A series of chemical steps that convert a film into a radiograph

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Film speed

Establishes the amount of radiation and time needed to expose a film

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Intensifying screen

A device used in a cassette that converts X-ray energy into light , which causes a decrease in the amount of time needed to expose the film

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Intraoral film

Film designed to be used in the mouth during X-ray exposure

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Latent image

An invisible image that is in the emulsion of the film after exposure to radiation and prior to developing

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Occlusal film

Intraoral film used to examine large areas of the upper or lower jaws.

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Panoramic radiograph

An extraoral film that shows a wide view of both upper and lower jaws on one radiograph

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Radiograph

A film after it has been exposed to X-ray and developed to show images on a film