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fluoroscope

 [floor´o-skōp″]
an instrument for visual observation of the body by means of x-ray. The patient is put into position so that the part to be viewed is placed between an x-ray tube and a fluorescent screen. X-rays from the tube pass through the body and project the bones and organs as images on the screen. Examination by this method is called fluoroscopy.

The advantage of the fluoroscope is that the action of joints, organs, and entire systems of the body can be observed directly. The use of radiopaque media and radiolucent agents aids in this process.
Fluoroscope and associated parts. From Bushong, 2001.

fluor·o·scope

(flōr'ō-skōp),
1. An obsolete apparatus for rendering visible to the dark-adapted eye the patterns of x-rays that have passed through a body under examination, by interposing a glass plate coated with fluorescent materials, such as calcium tungstate; currently, image intensification and video display are used.
2. To examine a patient using a fluoroscope, obsolete or modern.
[fluorescence + G. skopeō, to examine]

fluoroscope

(flo͝or′ə-skōp′, flôr′-)
n.
A device equipped with a fluorescent screen on which the internal structures of an optically opaque object, such as the human body, may be continuously viewed as shadowy images formed by the differential transmission of x-rays through the object. Also called roentgenoscope.
tr.v. fluoro·scoped, fluoro·scoping, fluoro·scopes
To examine the interior of (an object) with a fluoroscope.

fluor′o·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
fluor′o·scop′i·cal·ly adv.

fluor·o·scope

(flōr'ō-skōp)
An apparatus for rendering visible the patterns of x-rays that have passed through a body under examination, by interposing a glass plate coated with fluorescent materials, such as calcium tungstate; to examine a patient by fluoroscopy.
[fluorescence + G. skopeō, to examine]

fluoroscope

An X-ray viewing fluorescent screen allowing continuous viewing of internal structure of the body in conditions of low illumination. Fluoroscopy has been largely replaced by IMAGE INTENSIFIER methods.

Fluoroscope

A device used in some radiology procedures that provides immediate images and motion on a screen much like those seen at airport baggage security stations.

fluor·o·scope

(flōr'ō-skōp)
An apparatus for rendering visible the patterns of x-rays that have passed through a body under examination, by interposing a glass plate coated with fluorescent materials to examine a patient by fluoroscopy.
[fluorescence + G. skopeō, to examine]
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