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Chapter 14- Radiology

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 (radiographs) of internal body organs and structures by passing x-rays through the body to act on a specially sensitized film
radiologist A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease using radiant energy, such as x-rays,radium, and radioactive material
radiology The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radiant energy 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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