Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

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Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

Fx

Fracture

NPO

nothing by mouth

radiolucent

Pertaining to materials that allow x-rays to penetrate with a minimum of absorption.

Not permitting the passage of x-rays or other radiant energy

radiopaque

The study of the diagnostic and therapeutic use of x-rays

roentgenology

scanning

A technique for studying an area, an organ, or a system of the body by recording and displaying an image of the area

teletherapy

Radiation therapy administered by a machine that is positioned at some distance from the patient

A handheld device that sends and receives a sound wave signal

transducer

angi/o

Vessel

echo-

Sound

fluor/o

Luminous

poster/o

Back

radi/o

Radiation

ultra-

Beyond

ven/o

Vein

Radiopaque

contrast media that do not permit the passage of x-rays

Radiolucent

Structures or organs that allow the passage of x-ray beams

Recumbent

lying down

use of sound waves to image structures of the body

Ultrasound

process that uses motion picture techniques to record images

Cineradiography

Angiocardiography

another name for cardiac catheterization

Radiation therapy

therapy used to treat neoplastic diseases by using x-rays or gamma rays

Computed tomography

x-ray technique that produces a detailed cross-section of tissue structure

Brachytherapy

internal radiation therapy

Roentgenology

another name for radiology

Betatron

cyclic accelerator that produces high-energy electrons for radiotherapy treatments

Interstitial therapy

radiotherapy that involves the implantation of needles or wires containing radioactive material into tumor areas

Irradiation

exposure to any form of radiant energy

Flexion

movement allowed by certain joints of the skeleton that decreases the angle between two adjoining bones

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