Deciphering Radiology One Term at a Time
There are 31 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
This test uses a small transducer that produces high-frequency sound waves, which create detailed images of the heart.
Also called EKG or ECG. A test that records the electrical activity of the heart; it is used to help diagnose certain heart abnormalities.
Radiation consisting of electric and magnetic waves that travel at the speed of light, such as light, radio waves, gamma rays and x-rays.
The part of a digital imaging system that captures and converts x-rays as they pass through a patient into digital signals which are in turn sent to a computer to produce images.
Storage media in PCs and removable/transportable digital media such as magnetic tapes or disks, CDs, pen, flash drives, optical disks, or digital memory cards; or transmission media such as the intranet, dial-up lines, and/or private networks.
electronic medical information
Patient information, including radiological images, lab test results, medications, clinical history, etc., stored on electronic media.
The movement of a blood clot, piece of tissue, or pocket of air or gas from where it forms through the bloodstream until it lodges in place, cutting off the flow of blood with its oxygen and tissue nutrients. Catheter embolization is the deliberate introduction of foreign ("embolic") material such as gelatin sponge or metal coils to stop bleeding or cut off blood flowing to a tumor or arteriovenous malformation.
embolus, pl. emboli
A plug, composed of a detached blood clot, mass of bacteria or other tissue, air or other foreign body, completely or partially blocking a vessel.
In humans, the developing organism from conception until approximately the end of the second month; developmental stages from this time to birth are commonly designated as fetal.
The process of transforming or coding information to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge or the key to decrypt the data.
1. A gland that produces and secretes hormones into the blood or lymph nodes, exerting powerful effects on specific tissues throughout the body. 2. An organ consisting of specialized cells that produces and sends hormones into the bloodstream, affecting various processes throughout the body.
The mucous membrane that forms the inner layer of the uterine wall; the thickness of the endometrium undergoes marked changes with the menstrual cycle.
The use of an illuminated optical instrument to visualize the interior of the body and its organs.
Within the vagina (the genital canal in the female, extending from the uterus to the vulva).
Injection of a local anesthetic into the epidural space of the spine to prevent or eliminate pelvic pain.
Inflammation of the esophagus, the tube-like structure connecting the throat with the stomach.
A long, narrow tube with a light and lens that is used for examining the throat and esophagus.