X-ray

Definitions of X-ray
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n electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target

Synonyms:
X ray, X-radiation, roentgen ray
Type of:
ionizing radiation
high-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes
electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation
radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge

n a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis

Synonyms:
X ray, X-ray photograph, X-ray picture, roentgenogram
Types:
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angiocardiogram
a series of X rays representing the action of the heart and its blood vessels after the injection of a radiopaque substance
angiogram
an X-ray representation of blood vessels made after the injection of a radiopaque substance
arteriogram
an X ray of an artery filled with a contrast medium
arthrogram
an X ray of a joint after the injection of a contrast medium
encephalogram, pneumoencephalogram
an X ray of the brain made by replacing spinal fluid with a gas (usually oxygen) to improve contrast
hysterosalpingogram
X ray of the uterus and Fallopian tubes; usually done in diagnosing infertility (to see if there any blockages)
mammogram
X-ray film of the soft tissue of the breast
myelogram
X-ray film of the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots and subarachnoid space
pyelogram
an X ray of the kidneys and ureters
phlebogram, venogram
an X ray of a vein injected with a radiopaque contrast medium
IVP, intravenous pyelogram
X-ray picture of the kidneys and ureters after injection of a radiopaque dye
lymphangiogram
an angiogram of the lymph nodes and lymph vessels made after the injection of a radiopaque substance
Type of:
radiogram, radiograph, shadowgraph, skiagram, skiagraph
a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)

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