Deciphering Radiology One Term at a Time
There are 21 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
false negative test result
A test result that indicates a disease is not present, when in fact it is present.
Composed of fibrocartilage, the fibers that appear between tendons, ligaments or bones.
A common and benign (non-cancerous) condition of cysts in the breast, characterized by lumpiness and sometimes discomfort.
fine needle aspiration
A type of biopsy in which a small needle is inserted through the skin to the site of an abnormal growth to collect and remove a sample of cells for analysis.
A program or hardware device that filters information coming through an Internet connection into a computer system. If the incoming information packet is flagged by the filters it is not allowed through.
A device that projects radiographic (x-ray) images in a movie-like sequence onto a screen monitor.
A form of real-time x-ray that employs a fluoroscope to examine the tissues and deep structures within the body.
A flexible plastic tube (a catheter) inserted into the bladder to provide continuous urinary drainage.
The incompletely formed gap between bones of a skull in a fetus or an infant, also known as a soft spot.
The process of administering a dose of radiation in smaller units over time, as opposed to a single large dose, to minimize tissue damage.