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Radiation Sciences- Cardiovascular Imaging and Ultrasound

CVI and Ultrasound
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interface
term for place where two tissue types meet, such as kidneys and fat
interventional
type of angiographic procedure that involves treatment
guidewire
wire inserted into catheter during angiography to allow catheter to be moved into position
stent
mesh tube placed inside vessek after angioplasty to help keep it open
anechoic
appears black on ultrasound image
catheter
long, thin, flexible tube used in angiography
aneurysm
abnormal ballooning of blood vessel
stenosis
narrowing of blood vessel
gel
material placed between patient's skin and transducer
transducer
ultrasound device that sends and receives sound waves
digital subtraction
imaging technique in angiography that electronically removed bone and soft tissue structures from images
sonography
another name for ultrasound imaging
piezoelectric
this effect explains how the transducer can both create and detect the ultrasonic beam
angiography
general term for radiographic exam of blood vessels
angioplasty
interventional technique for non-surgical opening up stenotic vessel
ECG
record of the heart's electrical activity
sterile
angio procedures are done under these conditions
anteriovenous malformation (AVM)
overgrown tangle of blood vessels