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latitude

 [lat´ĭ-tood]
the recording capability of x-ray film.
contrast latitude the ability of a film to record differences in density.
film latitude the ability of an emulsion to record a wide range of densities.

lat·i·tude

(la'ti-tūd),
The range of light or x-ray exposure acceptable with a given photographic emulsion. See: latitude film.
[L. latitudo, width, fr. latus, wide]

latitude

Etymology: L, latitudio, breadth
the ability of an x-ray imaging system to produce acceptable images over a range of exposures. If a system has wide latitude, it is possible to image parts of the body that vary in thickness or density with only one exposure. A system of lesser latitude would require a lower exposure over the thin section and a greater exposure where the absorption was greater.

lat·i·tude

(lat'i-tūd)
The range of light or x-ray exposure acceptable with a given photographic emulsion.
[L. latitudo, width, fr. latus, wide]

lat·i·tude

(lat'i-tūd)
The range of light or x-ray exposure acceptable with a given photographic emulsion.
[L. latitudo, width, fr. latus, wide]
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