(redirected from FIDS)
Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to FIDS: Fides


Abbreviation for free induction decay.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Abbreviation for free induction decay.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(de-tek'tor) [L. detector, revealer]
A device for determining the presence of something, e.g., an image detector.

flame ionization detector

Abbreviation: FID
A device used in gas chromatography in which a sample burned in a flame changes the conductivity between two electrodes.

flat field image detector

Flat panel image detector.

flat panel image detector

An image detector, usually composed of selenium or silicon, used in digital radiography to convert x-rays into light or an electronic signal.
Synonym: flat field image detector

image detector

Any device used in radiology to receive and record energy emitted in imaging from its source. Examples of image detectors are x-ray cassettes, imaging plates, ultrasonic transducers, and flat panel detectors.

lie detector


optical detector

The sensor in a typical colorimeter or photometer that senses the light transmitted by the sample.

radiation detector

An instrument used to detect the presence of radiation.
See: dosimeter

Toftness radiation detector

A device promoted as a means of detecting energy released by damaged spinal nerves. It was used in the late 20th century in chiropractic. The device has no diagnostic or therapeutic value and is illegal to use in the U.S.

flame ionization detector

Abbreviation: FID
A device used in gas chromatography in which a sample burned in a flame changes the conductivity between two electrodes.
See also: detector
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
References in periodicals archive ?
Users can combine different types of content; FIDS information, advertising or operational messages, such as a fire alarm or an evacuation all on the same screen and controlled by the same system.
Flight initiation distance (FID) is a trait that varies between populations and can be affected by factors including vegetation cover, type of predator, and predator density and efficiency (Blazquez et al.
Fuchs, who had led the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1957, became director of FIDS in 1958.
"Once in the departure lounge, people should familiarise themselves with the FIDS, check their flight information, keep an eye on the time, enjoy the airport facilities and then just check the screens at regular intervals until their flight is ready to board."
There would be a positive correlation between HGS Gender Self-Acceptance scores and the following FIDS and WIAS subscale scores: Synthesis (FIDS 4), Internalization (WIAS 4), and Active Commitment (FIDS 5).
Bargad and Hyde (1991) and Worell (cited in Wolf, 1995) modified Downing and Roush's feminist identity development model into a scale, the Feminist Identity Development Scale (FIDS), which was used in this study (see below).
Currently, the FIDS and credit card system have been restored.
That's because JFKIAT, LLC--which operates JFK's Terminal 4--had completed installing a 30 x 10ft (9.1 x 3m) double-sided NanoLumens Nixel Series LED flight information display system (FIDS) smack in the middle of the lobby.
A team of 14 volunteers from the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services team (FIDS), a group that specialises in forensic accounting services, including fraud investigation and expert witness services - spent the day at the wildlife reserve clearing overgrown brambles and removing litter from the site.
Checks by Malay Mail revealed that the Flight Information Display System (FIDS) was fully operational at KLIA2, and there were no disruptions at the check-in counters as well.