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diagnostic terms

Imaging Terms

x-ray form of invisible, high frequency electromagnetic raidation
mammography x-ray of soft tissue of the breast
radiographer person qualified to take an x-ray
lateral pt is positioned with x-ray entering from the side
oblique diagonal, angel little to the side
radiolucent substances easier to pen by x-ray, appears dark, ex-air, lungs, tissue fat
PA posterior anterior, patient faces film, xray enters from back
Imaging production of visual output, using x-ray sound waves and magentic fields
diagnostic radiology the use of x-ray for diagnostic purposes
AP Anterior Posterior, patient faces toward x-ray, back is to film, x-ray beams enter from front
Craniocaudal beam enters at the cranial end of part being examined & exits at the caudal end.
Radiology the study of diagnostic and therapeutic usage of x-rays
Projection path the x-ray beam follows through body, from entrance to exit
Shield vest, that protects patients and tech
Flim Badge Device for monitoring radiation exposure. also known as dosimeter
Radiologist person who specializes in reading x-rays
William Roentgen German physicist-discovered x-rays
Radiopaque substances that are difficult to penetrate by x-rays, does not allow x-rays to pass through metal, bone. Objects appears white.light
DigitalRadiography any method of x-ray imaging,uses a computer to store and manipulate the data, used for special application such as fluroscopy and angiography
CT scan Computed tomography-uses radiation, fan shaped beam tht rotates around the pt, to produc cross section of body.
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging-uses electromagnetic energy w/o use of radioactive x-rays, non-invasive, provides excellent imaging of soft tissue-anybody part
Fluroscopy visualize structure, body part in motion, use to see internal organs in motion, with radiation (organs in motion)
PET Position Emission Tomography-uses radiopharmacetucal to produce enchanced images of selected body organs/areas
VCU Voiding Cystourethagram
Ultrasound Non-invasive, high frequency sound waves to produce echos within the body
Radiation Field Where the x-ray beam coming from the x-ray machine, part to be x-rayed is placed in the radiation field, btw the x-ray tube and the flim.
Ultrasound non-invasive high frequency soundwaves to produce echos within he body
Created by: d.holifield