Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach: Chapter 13 Diagnostic Procedures Flashcards


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Subjective indications or evidence of a disease or abnormal condition

Symptoms

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Objective and observable ; Indicate the presence of a pathological condition

Signs

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The radiation exposure unit of measure

rem

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The absorbed radiation unit of measure

rad

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_______ utilizes traditional or digital x-rays to locate tumors of the breast in their early stages

Procedure: radical mastectomy

Mammography

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solutions that are injected into the arteries, veins, ducts, or the subarachnoid space to allow anatomical structures to stand out in contrast to the surrounding tissues

Contrast media

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Defined in radiology as the difference in optical density in a radiograph that results from a difference in radiolucency or penetrability of an object

Contrast

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Overdosage of _________ is toxis. Patients may experience symptoms of flushing, warmth, light-headedness, nausea, and vomiting

Contrast media

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__________ is the use of a specialized x-ray machine that produces pictures of a body part in "slices" for evaluation by a radiologist

Computed axial tomography