transillumination

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trans·il·lu·mi·na·tion

(trans'i-lū'mi-nā'shŭn),
Method of examination by the passage of light through tissues or a body cavity.
[trans- + L. illumino, pp. -atus, to light up]

transillumination

(trăns′ĭ-lo͞o′mə-nā′shən, trănz′-)
n.
The passing of a light through the walls of a body part or organ to facilitate medical inspection.

trans′il·lu′mi·nate′ (-lo͞o′mə-nāt′) v.
trans′il·lu′mi·na′tor n.

transillumination

Clinical practice The shining of a light through a tissue or body region to detect masses or other lesions

trans·il·lu·mi·na·tion

(tranz'i-lū'mi-nā'shŭn)
Passage of light through a solid or liquid substance for diagnostic examination.
[trans- + L. illumino, pp. -atus, to light up]

transillumination

A method of examination in which a bright light is shone through tissue to try to determine whether it contains abnormal structures such as a solid tumour.

Transillumination

A technique of checking for tooth decay by shining a light behind the patient's teeth. Decayed areas show up as spots or shadows.
Mentioned in: Tooth Decay

transillumination 

1. The shining of light through a translucent membrane. This is principally used to better visualize ocular tumours, cysts or haemorrhages within the eye. It is accomplished by directing a narrow intense beam of light on the side of the eye. Example: If a tumour is present in the eye some light will not be reflected and the pupil will appear partially or completely black, instead of bright red as when the healthy eye is thus illuminated. Syn. transcleral illumination.
2. See retro- illumination.

trans·il·lu·mi·na·tion

(tranz'i-lū'mi-nā'shŭn)
Method of examination by passage of light through tissues or a body cavity.
[trans- + L. illumino, pp. -atus, to light up]