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electromyogram
(EMG)
neurodiagnostic graphic record of electrical activity of muscle at rest and during contraction to diagnose neuromusculoskeletal disorder
magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI)
nonionizing imaging technique using magnetic fields and radiofrequency waves to visualize anatomical structures
nuclear medicine
radionuclide organ imaging
ionizing imaging technique using radioactive isotopes
bone scan
radionuclide image of bone tissue to detect tumor, malignancy, etc
radiography
(x-ray)
x-ray imaging;
an ionizing technique commonly used in orthopedics to visualize the extremities, ribs, back, shoulders, joints, etc
arthrogram
x-ray of joint taken after injection of a contrast medium
diskogram
x-ray of an intervertebral disk after injection of a contrast medium
dual-energy x-ray absorptiometery
(DEXA)
x-ray scan that measures bone mineral density of spine and extremities to diagnose osteoporosis, determine fracture risk, and monitor treatment
computed tomorgraphy
(CT)
computed axial tomorgraphy
(CAT)
specialized x-ray procedure producing a series of cross-sectional images that are processed by a computer into a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional image
sonography
ultrasound imaging;
nonionizing technique useful in orthopedics to visualise muscles, ligaments, displacements, and dislocations or to guide a therapeutic intervention such as that performed during arthroscopy