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cineradiography
motion picture techniques to reocrd x-ray images during fluoroscopy
computed tomography (CT)
x-ray proceudre: cross seciton image of a segment is producted; also a CAT
contrast studies
materials (contrast media) injected to obtain contrast with surrounding tissue on film
fluorescence
emission of glowing light resulting form exposure to and absorption of radiation from x-rays
fluoroscopy
process of using x-rays to produce fluorescent image on an image intesifier
gamma camera
machine to detect radiopharmaceuticals in the body for diagnostic purposes (scintiscanner)
gamma rays
high-energy rays emitted by radioactive substances
half-life
time required for a radioactive substance to lose half its radioactivity to disintegration
interventional radiology
therapeutic procedures that are performed by a radiologist
in vitro
outside a living organism
in vivo
in a living organism
ioniazaiton
transformation of electrically neutral substances into electrically charged ones
labeled compound
radiopharmaceutical
magnetic resonance (MR)
magnetic field and radio waves form sagittal, coronal, and axial iamges of body
nuclear medicine
medical specialty that studies use of radioactive substances
positron emission tomography (PET)
radioactive substances are givne intravenously and tehn emit psoitrons, which create a cross-sectional image of the metabolism of the body, representing local concentration of the radioactive substance
radioimmunoassay
test that combines the use of radioactive chemicals and antibodies to detect minute quantities of substances in a ptient's blood
radioisotope
radioactive form of a substance; radionuclide
radiology
stuyd of x-rays
radiolucent
permitting passag eof most x-rays; appear black on film
radionuclide
radioactive chemical element that gives off energy in the form of radiation; radioisopte
radiopaque
obstructing the passage of x-rays. appear white on film
radiopharmaceutical
radioactive drug for diagnostic purpose