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the branch of medical science dealing with use of x-rays, radioactive substances, and other forms of radiant energy in diagnosis and treatment of disease. adj., adj radiolog´ic, radiolog´ical.
interventional radiology the branch of radiology concerned with providing diagnosis and treatment of disease by a variety of percutaneous procedures performed under the guidance of radiologic imaging.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
the clinical subspecialty that uses fluoroscopy, CT, and ultrasound to guide percutaneous procedures such as performing biopsies, draining fluids, inserting catheters, or dilating or stenting narrowed ducts or vessels.
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interventional radiologyImaging A subspecialty of radiology that provides Diagnostic information–eg, CT-guided 'skinny' needle biopsies and dye injection for analysis of various lumina and tracts–eg, arteriography, cholangiography, antegrade pyelography or Therapeutic options–eg, percutaneous nephrostomy or biliary drainage
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A radiological subspecialty that makes use of imaging technologies to assist and guide invasive procedures, (e.g., the collection of tissue specimens from internal organs, or the placement of catheters, drugs, radioactive materials, or stents within body structures).
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