cisternography

cisternography

 [sis″ter-nog´rah-fe]
radiography of the basal cistern of the brain after subarachnoid injection of a contrast medium.

cis·tern·og·ra·phy

(sis'tern-og'ră-fē),
The radiographic study of the basal cisterns of the brain after the subarachnoid introduction of an opaque or other contrast medium, or a radiopharmaceutical with a suitable detector.
[cisterna + G. graphō, to write]

cisternography

/cis·ter·nog·ra·phy/ (sis″ter-nog´rah-fe) radiography of the basal cistern of the brain after subarachnoid injection of a contrast medium.

cis·tern·og·ra·phy

(sis'tĕrn-og'ră-fē)
The radiographic study of the basal cisterns of the brain after the subarachnoid introduction of an opaque contrast medium, or a radiopharmaceutical with a suitable detector.
[cisterna + G. graphō, to write]

cisternography

An obsolescent imaging technique used to investigate pituitary gland tumours. An X-ray contrast medium is injected into the cerebrospinal fluid by passing a needle in between the upper bone of the spine and the under side of the skull.

cisternography

radiography of the basal cistern of the brain after subarachnoid injection of a contrast medium.
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Sensitive, specific, and rapid testing can eliminate the need for invasive and costly procedures such as computed tomography cisternography or intrathecal fluorescein staining.
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