dorsal decubitus position: supine position, lying on the back.
dorsal recumbent: see "dorsal decubitus."
dorsoplantar foot: view of the back part of the foot.
draw sheet: a single sheet that is folded in hall and placed under the patient
and over the middle third of the bed; used in moving a patient who is unable to
film (radiographic) density: the quantity of blackness (exposure) appearing on
a radiograph; a photo-radiographic property that affects image visibility; without
density, contrast could not be achieved and the film would be clear.
focal spot-to-film distance: see "source-to-image receptor distance."
frontal (coronal) plane: the plane that divides the body into anterior and
frontal projection: an anteroposterior (AP) or posteroanterior (PA) projection.
full field coverage (FFC): total exposure of the area of the film cassette that is
used; no coning down.
inferior: see " caudal."
in tandem with: one behind the other.
of electromotive force equal
to 1,000 volts
kilovoltage peak (kVp): the very highest voltage occurring at any time during
an electrical cycle; the peak kilovoltage used in making any X-ray exposure.
lateral: refers to parts away from the median plane of the body, away from the
middle of a part, or to the right or left.
lateral decubitus: lying on one's side.