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Intro to Rad Sci CH1

Bone Densitometry (BD) the measurement of bone density using the dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA) to detect osteoporosis
Cardiovascular Interventional Technology (CVIT) radiologic procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system
Computed Tomography (CT) recording of a predetermined plane in the body using an x-ray beam that is measured, recorded, and then processed by a computer for display on a monitor
Diagnostic Medical Sonography visualization of deep structures of the body by recording the reflections of pulses of ultrasonic waves directed into the tissue
Energy capacity to operate or work
Ionization any process by which a neutral atom gains or loses an electron, thus acquiring a net change
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) process of using a magnetic field and radiofrequencies to create sectional images of the body
Mammography radiography of the breast
Nuclear Medicine Technology branch of radiology that involves the introduction of radioactive substances into the body for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes
Radiation energy transmitted by waves through space or through a medium
Radiation Therapy branch of radiology involved in the treatment of disease by means of x-rays or radioactive substances
Radiography making of records (radiographs) of internal structures of the body by passing x-rays or gamma rays through the body to act on specially sensitized film or imaging plate or system
Radiologic Technologist general term applied to an individual who perfoms radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine technology
Radiologist physician who specializes in the use of roentgen rays and other forms of radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
Radiology branch of the health sciences dealing with radioactive substances and radiant energy and with the diagnosis and treatment of disease by means of both ionizing (e.g. roentgen rays) and nonionizing (e.g. ultrasound) radiation
Roentgen Ray synonym for x-ray
X-ray electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength that is produced when electrons moving at high velocity are suddenly stopped
Created by: emkrouze