Positive-mode xeroradiography is an excellent method of visualizing soft-tissue structures in mammography and other procedures; however, toner deletions over a large area may preclude adequate delineation of the soft tissues near high-density structures such as bone. Use of the negative mode in the development cycle provides excellent demonstration of the soft tissues without toner deletions and requires only about 70% of the exposure needed in the positive mode. Negative-mode images also exhibit greater changes in radiographic contrast than those observed with the positive mode. The extent of achilles tendon lacerations was shown particularly well by this technique.
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|Published - 1977
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology