film

(redirected from film packet)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

film

 [film]
1. a thin layer or coating.
2. a thin sheet of material (e.g., gelatin, cellulose acetate) specially treated for use in photography or radiography; used also to designate the sheet after exposure to the energy to which it is sensitive.
bite-wing film an x-ray film with a protruding tab to be held between the upper and lower teeth, used for a bite-wing radiograph of oral structures.
gelatin film, absorbable a sterile, nonantigenic, absorbable, water-insoluble coating used as an aid in surgical closure and repair of defects in the dura mater and pleura and as a local hemostatic.
spot film a radiograph of a small anatomic area obtained either by rapid exposure during fluoroscopy to provide a permanent record of a transiently observed abnormality, or by limitation of radiation passing through the area to improve definition and detail of the image produced. See also spot-film radiography.
x-ray film film sensitized to x-rays, either before or after exposure.
Cross-sectional view of radiographic film. The bulk of the film is the base. The emulsion contains the diagnostic information. From Bushong, 2001.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

film

(film),
1. A thin sheet of flexible material coated with a light-sensitive or x-ray-sensitive substance used in taking photographs or radiographs.
2. A thin layer or coating.
3. A radiograph (colloq.).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

film

(fĭlm)
n.
1. A light-sensitive or x-ray-sensitive substance used in taking photographs or radiographs.
2. A thin layer or membranous coating.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

film

(film)
1. A thin sheet of flexible material coated with a light-sensitive or x-ray-sensitive substance used in taking photographs or radiographs.
2. A thin layer or coating.
3. Colloquially, a radiograph.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

film

(film)
1. Thin sheet of flexible material coated with a light-sensitive or x-ray-sensitive substance used for radiographs.
2. A radiograph (colloq.)
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
The paralleling ring is correctly oriented when the assistant sees the plain white side of the film packet when looking directly through the ring, and the dental X-ray film appears centered when looking directly through the ring.
In general, prior to placing the XCP-ORA device, the assistant should briefly look inside the patient's mouth to identify intra-oral structures that a dental X-ray film packet may impinge upon.
In general, the assistant should continuously observe the locations of the comers and edges of the dental X-ray film packet while placing an XCP device to ensure that the comers are not aggressively pushing into sensitive intra-oral structures.
Watson Foods Co., Inc., West Haven, Conn., offers a broad range of custom-blended dry and oil-based ingredients in edible film packets. These edible films are manufactured by Watson's sister company, Polymer Films, Inc., Rockville, Conn., and can be custom-made to suit exacting processing applications.
Two types of edible film packets are available: One is cold water-soluble and hot water-insoluble, and the other is completely water-soluble from 32 F to 212 F and exhibits excellent oxygen and nitrogen barrier properties.