MedTerm.diagnostics

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MedTerm.diagnostics
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2012-06-21 22:09:11
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MedTerm diagnostic modalities
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diagnostic modalities
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  1. x-ray
    radiography
  2. CT scan or CAT scan
    computed (axial) tomography
  3. Nuclear Medicine Imagine or Radionuclide Organ Imaging
    A person either ingests or injects a radioactive isotope (radionuclide) which allows for a gamma camera to better see the inner systems and outlines.
  4. MRI
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  5. Sonography
    aka Ultrasound is to use high frequency sound waves to look at soft tissues of the body.
  6. acute
    sharp, intense, strong w/ short duration
  7. chronic
    a condition developing slowly and persisting over time
  8. benign
    non cancerous
  9. malignant
    cancerous
  10. etiology
    cause of the disease
  11. febrile
    relating to a fever
  12. gross
    large; visible to the naked eye
  13. morbidity
    sick; a state of disease
  14. prophylaxis
    a process or measure that prevents disease
  15. sequela
    secondary problem
  16. syndrome
    a running together; combination of symptoms and signs that give a distinct clinical picture indicatinga particular condition or disease.  

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