Autoradiographic image intensification: applications in medical radiography

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Science  10 Feb 1978:
Vol. 199, Issue 4329, pp. 684-686
DOI: 10.1126/science.625659


The image of an 80 to 90 percent underexposed medical radiograph can be increased to readable density and contrast by autoradiographic image intensification. The technique consists of combining the image silver of the radiograph with a radioactive compound, thiourea labeled with sulfur-35, and then making an autoradiograph from the activated negative.