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Pronunciation: tel'e-ra'de-og'ra-fe

Definition: Radiography with the x-ray tube positioned about 2 m from the film thereby securing practical parallelism of the x-rays to minimize geometric distortion; the standard configuration for chest radiography.

Synonym(s): teleroentgenography

[G. tele, distant, + radiography]

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