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Bonewit #14

Radiology &Diagnostic Imaging- Madison W.

Contrast medium A substance used to make a particular structure visible on a radiograph.
Echocardiogram An unltrasound examination of the heart.
Enema An injection of fluid into the rectum to aid in the elimination of feces from the colon.
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.
Radiology The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radiation and other imaging techniques (such as ultrasound, CT scans, MRI's, and nuclear medicine) in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Radiopaque Describing a structure that obstructs the passage of x-rays.
Radiolucent Describing a structure that permits 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.
Fluoroscope An instrument used to view internal organs and structures directly.
Radiologist The physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease using radiation and other imaging techniques.
Created by: madisonwinget