Aufhellung

English translation: radiolucency/translucency/lucency

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German term or phrase:Aufhellung
English translation:radiolucency/translucency/lucency
Entered by: Tom Funke

04:37 Jan 17, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Dentistry
German term or phrase: Aufhellung
This is one of the findings of an orthopantomograph of the lower jaw for a patient with apical periodontitis.
apikale Aufhellung an den Zähnen 33 32 42 WF mit apikaler Aufhellung
This is how it appears although I suspect some punctuation has been missed out somewhere. In view of the fact that these are X-ray findings, I thought Aufhellung may refer to light areas on the X-ray but don't know how to express this properly if it is the case.
I think WF stands for Wurzelfüllung.
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 11:05
apical radiolucency/translucency/lucency
Explanation:
Since the radiograph is a negative, "[radio]lucent" areas actually are darker than normal as the image is views on an illuminator: Bone loss/infection leads to local loss of calcium, hence is more radiolucent, shown as a darker, more exposed ara in the radiograph.

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naapical radiolucency/translucency/lucency
Tom Funke
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Lucency


Explanation:
Yes you are right and we say 'lucency'. see www.gesundheitscout24.de for confirmation
HTH
Claire

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apical radiolucency/translucency/lucency


Explanation:
Since the radiograph is a negative, "[radio]lucent" areas actually are darker than normal as the image is views on an illuminator: Bone loss/infection leads to local loss of calcium, hence is more radiolucent, shown as a darker, more exposed ara in the radiograph.




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Tom Funke
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