radiopaque dye

radiopaque dye
dye that does not allow the passage of X rays or other radiation; used to outline certain organs during X-ray examination
Hypernyms: ↑dye, ↑dyestuff

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Radiolucent — Anything that permits the penetration and passage of X rays or other forms of radiation. Radiolucent is as opposed to radiopaque (which refers to anything that blocks the penetration of X rays). Plastic is usually radiolucent. If a child swallows …   Medical dictionary

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  • cholangiography — Radiographic examination of the bile ducts with contrast medium. [chol + G. angeion, vessel, + grapho, to write] cystic duct c. radiography of the biliary system after introduction of contras …   Medical dictionary

  • Retrograde urethrogram — A retrograde urethrogram is a routine radiologic procedure used to image the integrity of the (typically male) urethra. The procedure involves the injection of a radiopaque dye (contrast agent) into the urethral meatus of the glans penis in… …   Wikipedia

  • aortography — aortographic /ay awr teuh graf ik/, adj. /ay awr tog reuh fee/, n., pl. aortographies. x ray examination of the aorta following injection of radiopaque dye. [1930 35; AORT(A) + O + GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

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