Glossary: CT ScanWednesday, March 21, 2012 - 14:07
Here are definitions of medical terms related to CT scan.
Contrast Agent: A substance used to "highlight" an organ or tissue during examination. Sometimes referred to as a "dye." Common contrast agents are: iodine, barium, and gastrografin.
Endoscopy: Examination of a body cavity by means of an endoscope, a tube-like instrument with attached lenses and light source.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI ): A computerized picture made by magnetic fields that can show detailed, cross-sectional images of the inner body.
Osteoporosis: Loss of protein tissue from bone, causing it to become brittle and easily fractured.