14:53 Nov 15, 2018
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French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Radiology
French term or phrase: SPF
I am in need of some help with the acronym "SPF" in the following context please:


A l'étage thoracique:
Stabilité de l'épaississement pleural et de la rétraction de la grande cavité pleurale gauche.
Stabilité du nodule du S1G mixte mesuré à 8 mm (SPF 20).
Apparition de nodules scissural de S6D et sous-pleural de 4 mm de S2D (SPF 76), compatibles avec un ganglion intra-pulmonaire.
Stabilité de l'adénopathie du groupe 2R mesurée à 12 mm (SPF 26).

I have never come across this before and haven't been able to find any references to it in my searches.
Any help would be much appreciated!
Local time: 13:32

Summary of answers provided
4shortpass filter / SPF
Roberta Beyer

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shortpass filter / SPF

I am as sure as I can be about this after extensive digging.


"A shortpass (SP) Filter is an optical interference or coloured glass filter that attenuates longer wavelengths and transmits (passes) shorter wavelengths over the active range of the target spectrum (usually the ultraviolet and visible region). In fluorescence microscopy, shortpass filters are frequently employed in dichromatic mirrors and excitation filters."

Note added at 35 days (2018-12-20 23:02:22 GMT)


here you can find references both to shortpass filters and "S6D"

Note added at 35 days (2018-12-20 23:09:43 GMT)


Note added at 35 days (2018-12-20 23:10:49 GMT)


Note added at 35 days (2018-12-20 23:13:11 GMT)

but the other terms i found were signed pressure force (less likely) and Spherical Fourier Imaging (more likely). However, as I mentioned in my "hidden" answer, all of these can simply be left as SPF in the target.

Roberta Beyer
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Local time: 06:32
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