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ICD-9-CM 87.36
MeSH D014984

Xeromammography is a photoelectric method of recording an x-ray image on a coated metal plate, using low-energy photon beams, long exposure time, and dry chemical developers.

It is a form of xeroradiography.[1]

This process was developed in the late 1960s by Jerry Hedstrom, and used to image soft tissue, and later focused on using the process to detect breast cancer.


  1. ^ Xeromammography at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

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