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pathology set 3 quiz 1

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Disadvantages of MRI long scanning time resulting in image degration from pt. motion, claustrophobia, no implanted metal
what type of crystal is used in a nuke med gamma camera? sodium iodide
what type of image is made in nuke med? scintographic
increased uptake of radiopharmaceuticals produce: “hot-spots”
decreased uptake of radiopharmaceuticals produce: “cold spots”
what 3 specialties is PET used most commonly? oncology, cardiology, neurology
etiology the study of the cause of a pathologic process
pathogenesis the sequence of events that renders a disease apparent
diagnosis the identification of a disease or condition
prognosis the predicted outcome of a disease and the patient’s prospect of recovery
procedure any manipulation the patient is put through for evaluation of a disease process
test an analysis of specimens taken from a patient
symptom subjective, from the patients point of view
sign objective manifestations that can be physically measured or observed
syndrome a cluster of findings that characterize a specific abnormal disturbance
incidence the number of newly diagnosed cases of a disease in 1 year
prevalence the number of people who have any given at any given period of time
morbidity rate the ratio of sick to healthy people in a given area for a given disease
mortality rate the ratio of actual deaths to expected deaths for a particular disease
Created by: annaluz87