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PET scan

positron emission tomography - radioactive substances given iv create cross section image of cellular metabolism based on concentrations of the radioactive substance. information on metabolic activity

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radiolucent

permitting the passage of xrays - black on film

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radiopaque

obstructing the passage of xrays- white on film

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is/o

same

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pharmaceut/o

drug

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radi/o

x-rays

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son/o

sound

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therapeut/o

treatment

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vitr/o

glass

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viv/o

life

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-gram

record

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-graphy

process of recording

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-lucent

to shine

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-opaque

obscure

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echo-

a repeat sound

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ultra-

beyond

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AP

anterior posterior

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Ba

barium

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DI

diagnostic imaging

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ECHO

echocardiography

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KUB

kidneys, ureter, bladder

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LAT

lateral

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LS films

lumbosacral

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MRA

magnetic resonance angiography

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MRV

magnetic resonance venography

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PA

posterioranterior

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RAIU

radioactive iodine uptake test

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SPECT

single photon emission computed

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UGI

upper gastrointestinal series

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V/Q scan

ventilation-perfusion scan of the lungs (q is the rate of blood flow or blood volume)

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