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fluoroscope

(flo͝or`əskōp), instrument consisting of an X-ray machine (see X rayX ray,
invisible, highly penetrating electromagnetic radiation of much shorter wavelength (higher frequency) than visible light. The wavelength range for X rays is from about 10−8 m to about 10−11
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) and a fluorescent screen that may be used by physicians to view the internal organs of the body. During medical diagnosis the patient stands between the X-ray machine, or other radiation source, and the fluorescent screen. Radiation passes through the body, producing varying degrees of light and shadow on the screen. Although the regular X-ray photograph shows more detail, fluoroscopy is preferable when the physician wants to see the live image, i.e., observe the size, shape, and movement of the patient's internal organs. In industry the fluoroscope is used for the examination of materials, manufactured objects, welds, castings, and other objects, principally for flaws.

fluoroscope

[′flu̇r·ə‚skōp]
(engineering)
A fluorescent screen designed for use with an x-ray tube to permit direct visual observation of x-ray shadow images of objects interposed between the x-ray tube and the screen.
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As adjunct to the patient's records, the clinic used fluoroscope as a dynamic medium to visually confirm an appropriate fit from a coronal view [3].
We used the highly standardized x-ray method in all six of our clinical centers; the subject's knee was positioned with a fluoroscope for each exam, providing a very reproducible picture on each exam over the 30-month duration of the study.
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To make sure he was operating on the correct disc, Hacker stuck a needle into the herniated disc and asked for the first of what would be numerous X-rays taken with a fluoroscope, which projects the image on a video screen.
On Thursday night, investigators surveyed the interior of Lazarevic's home with an ultraviolet light, called a fluoroscope, looking for traces of blood.
In 1970, with the invention of the balloon-tipped Swan-Ganz catheter, it became possible to perform rightheart catheterization (PA catheterization) at the bedside without the use of fluoroscope (x-ray) to guide the operator.
When the cargo is unloaded from the vehicle, it is x-rayed through a fluoroscope machine before it can enter the towers.
The Handbook of C-Arm Fluoroscopy-Guided Spinal Injections provides residents and fellows with a handbook that illustrates spinal injections in a step-by step fashion, while also describing fluoroscopic imaging and spinal anatomy as they relate to spinal injections, including the manipulation of the C-arm fluoroscope that is required in order to obtain ideal images for the performance of injections.
As all your belongings pass through the "color" fluoroscope, you note that the Transportation Security Administration personnel are riveted to the monitor, ready to pick up that dangerous breath freshener spray.
They also uncovered an astounding security system, including a fluoroscope that could detect whether the bunkers were being watched from the air by the powerful lights used by Sheriff's Department surveillance helicopters, Reidder said.