Radiology Terminology

Deciphering Radiology One Term at a Time

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
There are 15 names in this directory beginning with the letter U.
ulcers (of the skin)
An open sore or irritation on the skin.
ulcers (of the stomach)
A sore or erosion in the lining of the stomach.
ultrasound, diagnostic
Ultrasound imaging, also known as ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves. The soundwaves' echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time, visual image. No ionizing radiation is involved in ultrasound imaging.
Denoting electromagnetic rays at higher frequency than the violet end of the visible spectrum.
undescended testicle
A testicle that hasn't descended from the body.
uranium (U)
A radioactive metallic element, atomic no. 92, atomic wt. 238.0289, occurring mainly in pitchblende and notable for its two isotopes: 238U and 235U (99.2745% and 0.720%, respectively, the rest being made up by 234U), 235U being the first substance ever shown capable of supporting a self-sustaining chain reaction.
The tube that carries urine from each kidney to empty into the bladder.
A tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. In men, the urethra carries semen from the prostate and other sex glands out of the body through the penis.
A procedure that simultaneously measures pressures in urinary bladder and urethra.
uric acid
A waste product left over from normal chemical processes in the body and found in the urine and blood.
Relating to the organs involved in producing and passing urine.
Radiography of any part (kidneys, ureters, or bladder) of the urinary tract.
A medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary tract diseases.
Relating to the uterus.
uterine cavity
The space within the uterus.