Examination of a body part by transillumination, especially for the detection of breast cancer.
[G. diaphanēs, transparent, + graphō, to write]
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Salemark, "Diaphanoscopy and diaphanography for breast-cancer detection in clinical practice," Acta chirurgica Scandinavica, vol.
Watmough, "Diaphanography. Mechanism responsible for the images," Acta Radiologica: Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Physics and Biology, vol.
In June 1990, the Radiation Protection Section, Division of Health (DOH), Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, was contacted by a local public health department inquiring about the efficacy of breast examination using a transillumination light scanning (also known as diaphanography) device.