The combining form for radiant energy such as x-rays
the process of making an x-ray image
the person who makes the image
an x-ray image
most common radiograph
abbreviations for chest x-ray
Substances that allow radiation to pass through readily are said to be
Radiography using a contrast agent is called
radiography without the use of a contrast agent is called
plain film radiograaphy
special opaque substances injuected or ingested to enhance the contrast of various soft tissue structures
contrast agents, or contrast media
a special type of x-ray machine that enables the radiologist to view the x-ray image in motion in real time
The process of examination using the fluoroscope is
refers to the medical use of radioactive materials
radioactive materials that contain unstable isotopes that give off radiation in their attempt to reach stability
how does nuclear medicine differ from most other imaging methods
it provides info about the function fo organs and tissues
what organs can be demonstrated by nuclear medicine techniques?
thyroid gland, liver, lungs, brain, skeletal system, kidneys, heart, and blood vessels
Positron emission tomography (PET)
highly specialized nuclear medicine technique which radioactive substances from within the body are detected and mapped by specialized equipment to obtain information about the function of organs, tissues, or systems
Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
nuclear medicine modality similar to PET that uses different radiopharmaceuticals and studies the brain and the heart
These dual processes are called fusion imaging.
hybrid imaging systems blends equipment of both types into one unit that scans for both functional and structural imaging information and automatically correlates the results in a single procedure.
what are the basic types of fusion imaging
PET-CT, PET-MRI, and SPECT-CT
combing forms son/o and ech/o means?
terms for the process of making diagnostic images using sound waves
Sonography and echography
beyond or excess
refers to sound waves that are beyond the range of the human ear
Diagnostic ultrasound imaging is another term for
An image made using sound waves,
examination of the heart using ultrasound is called?
abbreviation for treatment
Another term that means treatment
literally means mind treatment and is the term for the treatment of mental and behavioral disorders
The combining form that means treatment or therap
term for the use of cold temperatures as a treatment
treatment by means of heat, as in application of a hot compress
is the use of radiation to treat cancer.
Therapeutic radiology may also be referred to
refers to the use of chemical agents to treat disease
the term for the treatment of disease by use of medications
combining form that means pain
pertaining to without pain
means sensation or feeling
combining form that means sleep or stupor
a drug that tends to produce sleep or stupor.
combining forms tox/o and toxic/o
pertaining to poison
the study of poisons
a person whose field of study is toxicology
A dose that exceeds the therapeutic quantity of a medication is termed
abbreviations for overdose
what does an overdose of narcotics cause
respiratory depression, a life threatening effect
what is the name of the class of drugs that are used to treat pain?
When the route of medication administration is by mouth
If the patient is allowed nothing by mouth
aq. ad lib
to give water freely
a surgical instrument to remove skin for a skin graft.
special surgical instrument used to cut into the bones of the skull, the cranium.
surgical instrument that is used to cut.
to cut into or incise
an incision into a bone of the skull
incision into the thorax or chest
procedure to make an opening in the windpipe