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radiolucent

p to property of permitting the passage of radiant energy

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radiopaque

p to property of obstructing the passage of radiant energy

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x-ray characteristics

invisible, short wavelengths, able to penetrate different substances
cause ionization
cause fluorescence
able to penetrate substances of different densities
-radiolucent
-radiopaque
can destroy body cells

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bronchogram

x-ray record of the bronchial tree

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cassette

holder for x-ray film

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cholangiogram

x-ray record of the bile ducts

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cinematoradiography

x-ray of an organ in motion

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curie

unit of radioactivity

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dose

amount of radiation or meds to be administered

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film

sheet or slip of material used in taking pictures

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intravenous pyelogram

x-ray record of the kidney and renal pelvis

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ionometer

instrument used to measure the amt of radiation used by x-rays

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lymphangiogram

x-ray record of the lymph vessels

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millicurie

0.001 Ci

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physicist

one who specializes in nature

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rad

amt of radiation absorbed

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radiodermatitis

inflammation of skin caused by exposure to x-rays

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radium

radioactive isotope used to treat certain malignant diseases

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roentgen

international unit for describing exposure dose of x-ray y-radiation