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Residual barium

Barium remaining in the intestinal tract following evacuation at the completion of x-Ray studies

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Evacuants

Medication that promotes emptying of the bowels

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Standardization

Pertaining to ECG a mark made at the beginning of each lead to establish a standard of reference

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Echocardiography

Ultrahigh-frequency sound waves directed toward the heart to evaluate function and structure of the organ

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Iodine

Nonmetallic element belonging to the halogen group

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Transducer

A device that transforms power from one system to another in the same or different form

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KUB

Kidneys, ureters, and bladder; refers to radiologic study

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Radioactive

Capable of emitting radiant energy

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Interference

Artifacts on an ECG

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Claustrophobia

An abnormal fear of being in enclosed or confined places

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Segment

A part or section of an organ or a body

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Artifacts

Activity that causes interference on EKGS

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Electrode

An instrument with a point or a surface that transmits current to the patients body

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Intravenous pyelography
IVP

Insertion of a radiopaque material into the vein for the purpose of x-rating the kidneys and ureters

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Cystoscopy

Procedure performed that allows a provider to look at the inside of the bladder and urethra

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Sedentary

Pertaining to sitting; inactivity

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Dosimeter

Device which measures exposure to ionizing radiation such as x-rays

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Augmented

Refers to leads 4,5,& 6 of the standard 12-lead ECG tracing

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Enema

The instillation of fluid into the rectum and colon

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Flatus

Intestinal gas

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Noninvasive

Diagnostic method not requiring entry into body tissue

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Echoes

Reflections of sounds

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Implants

Something implanted into tissue; a graft; artificial part

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Maturity

State full of development

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Mammography

The process of using low-dose x-rays to examine the human breast

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Radiopaque

Impenetrable to the X-ray or other forms of radiation

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Holter monitor

A device that attaches electrodes to a patients chest for the purpose of obtaining a 24-hour ECG

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Stylus

A pen; ECG writer

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Sonogram

Record obtained by ultrasound

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Defibrillator

Designed to deliver an electric shock to a patient to stop pulseless ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia

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Compression

To exert force against, press

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Contrast media

Substance used to enhance the visibility of structures or fluids within the body for medical imaging

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Radiologist

One who diagnoses and treats disease by the use of radiant energy

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Electrocardiograph

A machine for obtaining a graphic recording of the electrical activity of the heart

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Cholecystogram

Refers to a gallbladder series A double gallbladder which shows gallstones present

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Roentgen rays

Refers to X-ray