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RADIO-DENSE [1 record]

Record 1 2006-10-03


Subject field(s)
  • Radiography (Medicine)

[Of or pertaining to a material that is] exhibiting relative opacity to, or impenetrability by, x-rays or any other form of radiation.


X-ray images are created by ionizing radiation passing through the body onto a special photographic plate. Different body tissues absorb this radiation to varying degrees. This property is referred to as the radiodensity of a tissue. The more radiodense a tissue, the brighter it appears on the film.

Key term(s)
  • radio-dense


  • Radiographie (Médecine)

[Se dit d'une substance, d'un tissu, d'un matériau, etc.] qui n'est pas traversé par les rayons X ou les autres rayonnements ionisants.


L'hystérosalpyngographie consiste, après avoir installé la patiente sur une table d'examen gynécologique, à introduire un petit tube souple stérile dans l'utérus pour injecter un produit iodé radioopaque, et à prendre plusieurs clichés radiologiques de l'utérus et des trompes.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Radiografía (Medicina)
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