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Bonewit chapter 14

Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging- Bri

Contrast medium a substance used to make a particular structure visible on a radiograph.
echocardiogram an ultrasound examination of the heart
enema an injection of fluid into the rectum to aid in the elimination of feces from the colon.
fluoroscope an instrument used to view internal organs and structures directly.
fluoroscopy examination of a patient with a fluoroscope.
radiograph a permanent record of a picture of an internal body organ or structure produced on radiographic film
radiography the taking of permanent records of internal body organs and structures by passing xrays through the body to act on a specially sensitized film.
radiologist a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease using radiation and other imaging tech.
radiology the branch of medicine that deals with the use of radiation and other imaging tech. in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
radiolucent describing a structure that permits the passage of x-rays.
radiopaque describing a structure that obstructs the passage of x-rays.
sonogram the record obtained with ultrasonography
ultrasonography the use of high frequency sound waves to produce an image of an organ or tissue.
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