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Chapter 17

Chapter 17 Glossary

Angiography Radiographic image of the blood vessels, using contrast material
Aortography Radiographic image of the aorta and branches, using contrast material
Atherectomy To remove plaque from an artery
Brachytherapy Radiation placed in or near a tumor within the body. Catheters, needles, seeds or wires may be used
Bronchography Radiographic image of the bronchi of the lungs, using contrast material
Cephalogram Radiographic image of the head
Cholangiography Radiographic image of the bile duct
Cineradiography Radiography of an organ in motion, (for example, beating heart)
Colonography Radiographic images of the (interior) colon
Computed Tomography (CT) Using specialized equipment two-dimensional X-ray images are taken around a single axis rotation. The images are combined to create three dimensional image or pictures of the inside of the body. These crossectional images of the area being studied may be
Copora Cavenosography Radiographic image of the corpora cavernosa and draining veins using contrast medium
Cystograpy Radiographic image of the bladder
Dacryocystography Radiographic image of the lacrimal drainage system
Discography Radiographic image of the disc of the spine
Doppler A type of unlstrasound, especially useful for imaging blood flow. The Doppler area can create images either in shades of gray or, when processed by a computer, in color
Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA/DXA) Test performed to determine bone density
Ductogram Imaging of ducts in the breast
Duodenography Radiographic examination of the duodenum and pancreas
Echocardiography Imaging using sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart
Echeoencephalopathy Ultrasound image of the brain
Epidurography Imaging of the epidural space in the spine
Fluoroscopy A continuous X-ray image, used to view the movement of a body part, or of an instrument or dye moving through the body
Hyperthermia A type of cancer treatment in which tissue is exposed to high temperatures (up to 113 degrees F)
Hysterosalpingography Fluoroscopic imaging ( with contrast) of the uterus and fallopian tubes
Intraluminal Within the lumen
Laryngography Radiographic image of the larynx
Lymphangiography Diagnostic imaging to view lymphatic circulation and lymph nodes; utilizes X-ray technology and the injection of contrast agent
Magnetic Resonance Magnetic fields align the protons within the body to produce image "slices," which are combined to produce 3-D images, may be viewed from different angles; performed either with or without contrast
Myelography Radiographic image of the spinal cord
Nephrotomography CT image of the kidneys
Orthopantogram Panoramic, radiographic image of the entire dentition, aveolar bone, and other adjacent structures on a single film; taken extra-orally
Pachymetry Measurement of corneal thickness
Pancreatography Radiologic image of the pancreatic ducts following injection of radiopaque material
Pelvimetry Measurement of the dimensions of the dimensions and capacity of the pelvis
Position Emission Computed Tomography (PET) Nuclear imaging assessing the level of metabolic activity and perfusion in various organ systems of the body
Portography X-ray visualization of the portal circulation, using radiopaque material
Pyelography Radiographic imaging of the renal pelvis of a kidney following injection of radiopaque substance through the ureter or into a vein
Shuntogram Placement of a radioactive isotope in the shunt reservoir in the head to measure the speed with which it moves to the abdomen. Shuntogram is the term used for angiography of an A/V fistula for renal dialysis
Sialography Radiologic image of salivary ducts and glands
Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Nuclear imaging using radioactive tracers to show how blood flows to organs and tissues
Sonohysterography Ultrasound imaging of the uterus
Splenoportogragentaphy Radiography of the splenic and portal veins; includes injection of a radiopaque medium
Teletherapy Any treatment where the source of the therapeutic (for instance, radiation) is at a distance from the body
Transcatheter Performed via the lumen of a catheter
Ultrasound High frequency sound waves are used to produce two-dimensional images in examining structures inside the body or for detecting abnormalities
Urethrocystography Radiography of the urethra and bladder using a radiopaque substance
Urography Imaging of the kidneys, ureters, or bladder
Vasography Radiographic image of the vas deferens and ejaculatory duct following dye injection
Velocity Flow Mapping A non-invasive method to image the blood flow through the heart by displaying flow data on the two-dimensional echocardiographic image
Venography A radiographic image of the veins following injection of contrast dye
Xeroradiography Creation of radiographs by photoelectric process, using metal plates coated with a semiconductor (for instance,selenium)
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