Radiographic/Fluoroscopic Systems, General-Purpose
Definition : Radiographic/fluoroscopic (R/F) systems that consist of a combination of a patient support unit (usually a table base and a movable tabletop), an under-table x-ray tube and holder, x-ray generators, a power-assisted spot-film device (cassette or cassetteless or, alternatively, a photospot camera or digital photospot system), an image intensifier, radiation shields, a Bucky film tray, an overhead x-ray tube and ceiling support for follow-up radiography, and a control panel. The combined R/F technology is effective in performing diagnostic examinations, including many studies (e.g., arthrography, gastrointestinal, biliary tree) amd other applications (e.g., locating ingested foreign materials) and, when used with contrast media, in highlighting congenital anatomic abnormalities, diagnosing congestive heart failure, and evaluating chest pain.
Entry Terms : "General-Purpose Radiographic/Fluoroscopic Systems" , "Radiographic/Fluoroscopic Units, General-Purpose" , "Tables, Radiographic/Fluoroscopic"
UMDC code : 16885