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Medical Coding Vocab Ch.16

A-mode one-dimensional representation of a reflected sound wave in a diagnostic ultrasound
Angiography is the x-ray study of the blood vessels
Anterior (ventral) Placed before or in front
Anteroposterior directed from the front toward the back
Aortography radiography of the aorta after introduction into it of a contrast material
Arthrography is a procedure involving multiple x rays of a joint using a fluoroscope, or a special piece of x-ray equipment which shows an immediate x-ray image
B-scan to examine or map the body, or one or more organs or regions of it, by gathering information with a sensing device
Barium enema is a test that uses x-ray examination to view the large intestine
Bilateral having two sides, or pertaining to both sides
Biometry the application of statistical methods to biological phenomena
Brachytherapy treatment with ionizing radiation whose source is applied to the surface of the body or within the body a short distance from the area being treated.
Bronchography radiography of the lungs
Caudal situated more toward the cauda, or tail, than some specified reference point; toward the inferior (in humans) or posterior (in animals) end of the body.
Cavernosography radiographic recording of the cavity
Cervical pertaining to the neck or cervix of any organ or structure
Cholangiography A radiographic examination of the bile ducts
Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Radiographic recoding of the billary system & the pancreas
Cholecystography radiography of the gallbladder
Computed axial tomography (CT or CAT) is a x-ray technique that has the ability to image soft tissue, bone, and blood vessels
Cystography radiography of the urinary bladder
Dacryocystography radiographic of the larcimal sac or the tear duct sac
Diskography radiographic recording of an intervertebral joint
Distal farther from any point of attachment or origin
Dosimetry scientific calc of radiation emitted from various radioactive sources
Duodenography radioactive recording of the duodenum, or first part of the small intestine
Echocardiography radioactive recording of the heart walls or surrounding tissues
Echoencephalography ultrasound of the brain
Echography ultrasound procedure in which sound waves are bounced off an internal organ and the resulting image is recorded
Encephalography radiographic recording of the subarachnoid space & ventricles of the brain
Epididymography radiographic of the epididymis
Fluoroscopy procedure for viewing the interior of the body using x-ray & projecting the image onto a television screen
Hepatography radiographic recording of the liver
Hypogastric lowest middle abdominal area
Hysterosalpingography radiographic recording of the uterine cavity & fallopian tube
Inferior away from the head or the lowest part of the body also known as caudal
Intravenous pyelography (IVP) radiographic recording of the urinary system
Laryngography radiographic recording of the larynx
Lateral away from the middle of the body (to the side)
Lymphangiography radiographic recording of the lymphatic vessels & nodes
M-mode one-dimensional display of movement of structures
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure that uses nonionizing radiation to view the body in a cross-sectional view
Mammography radiographic recording of the breasts
Medial towards the midline of the body
MeV megaelectron volt
Myelography radiographic recording of the subarachnoid space of the spine
Physics scientific study of energy
Aneurysm an abnormal weakening of a vessel wall with outpouching beyond the normal confines of the vessel
Angioplasty surgical or percutaneous procedure in a vessel to dilate the vessel opening; used in the treatment of atherosclerotic
Arteriovenous fistula direct communication (psg) between an artery & vein
Artery vessel that generally carries oxygenated blood from the heart to body tissues
Atrium chamber in the upper right part of the heart
Bypass to go around
Cardiopulmonary refers to the heart & lungs
Cardiopulmonary bypass blood bypasses the heart thru a heart-lung machine during open-heart sugery
Cardioverter-defibrillator surgically placed device that directs an electric current shock to the heart to restore rhythm
Component part
Dual-chamber pacemaker electrodes of the pacemaker are placed in both the atria and the ventricle of the heart
Electrode lead attached to a generator that carries the electric current from the generator to the atria or ventricles
Electrophysiology study of the electrical system of the heat, including the study of arrhythmias
Embolectomy removal of blockage (embolism) from vessels
Embolism blockage of blood vessel by a blood clot or other matter that has moved from another area of the body thru the circulatory system
Endarterectomy incision into an artery to remove the inner lining so as to eliminate disease or blockage
Epicardial over the heart
False aneurysm sac of clotted blood that has completely destroyed the vessel and is being contained by the tissue that surrounds the vessel
Fistula abnormal opening from one area to another area or to the outside os the body
Intracardiac inside the heart
Invasive entering the body, breaking the skin
Nonivasive not entering the body, not breaking the skin
Nuclear cardiology diagnostic specialty that uses radiopharmaceuticals to aid in the diagnosis of cardiologic conditions
Pacemaker electrical device tha controls the beating of the heart by electical impulses
Pericardiocentesis procedure in which a surgeon withdraws fluid from the paricradial space by means of a needle inserted percutaneously into the space
Pericardium membranous sac enclosing the heart & the ends of the great vessels
Single-chamber pacemaker electrode of the pacemaker is placed only in the atrium or only in the ventricle, but not placed in both
Stent mold that is surgically placed to reinforce or hold open an area
Thoracostomy surgical incision into the chest wall and insertion of a chest tube
Transvenous across a vein
Vein vessel that carries unoxygenated blood to the heart from body tissues; pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood back to the heart
Vena caval thrombectomy removal of a blood clot from the blood vessel (inferior vena cava or superior vena cava)
Ventricle chamber inthe lower part of the heart
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