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Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
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Ba
Barium
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