fluoroscope fluor·o·scope (flur'ə-skōp', flôr'-)
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. v. fluor·o·scoped, fluor·o·scop·ing, fluor·o·scopes
To examine the interior of a body with a fluoroscope.
|fluoroscope (fl-rŏs'kə-pē) Pronunciation Key
A radiologic instrument equipped with a fluorescent screen on which opaque internal structures can be viewed as moving shadow images formed by the differential transmission of x-rays through the body.
fluoroscopy noun (fl-rŏs'kə-pē)
instrument consisting of a surface containing chemicals called phosphors that glow when struck by X rays or gamma rays; it is used to transform images made up of invisible radiations into visible light. In a procedure called fluoroscopy, a beam of penetrating radiation is passed through parts of the body; transmitted radiation forms an image of the internal organs in motion on a screen for viewing. Fluoroscopes are also used for the examination of, and search for flaws in, raw and manufactured materials and welded joints
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