Definition : Units that include an x-ray source to irradiate the portion of the patient to be examined and a fluorescent screen on which an image is projected reflecting the internal structure of the irradiated patient region. Fluoroscopic units permit observation in real time; thus the organs can be seen in motion. Most current fluoroscopic units use electronic image intensification and form the image on a television screen; this procedure eliminates irradiation of the operator and provides a clearer image than that seen on a fluoroscope screen. Fluoroscopic units do not include patient supports (e.g., tables) or any other additional devices for computerized image processing or transfer.
Entry Terms : "Photofluoroscopes" , "Cardiac Catheterization Equipment" , "Fluoroscopes"
UMDC code : 18433