fluoroscope fluoroscope

Definition(s):

  • (n) an X-ray machine that combines an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen to enable direct observation

Usage(s):

  1. They can put their apparatus to work watching a fluoroscope in a darkened room; it can see in light ten times too dim for human eyes.
  2. Most physicians would rather use a fluoroscope than X-ray photographs; it's the difference between watching a movie and a set of stills.
  3. In the hourlong procedure, the surgeon, guided by images on a fluoroscope, inserts a 6-in.

Quotes

  • "He got a shot, but the shot, they needed to get it in the joint space," Francona said. "And they can't do that without a fluoroscope. He had been looked at by the doctors. They said, you're really not going to make this worse, it just hurts....
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Terry Francona Source: Boston Globe (registration)

Word of the Day
cursory cursory
/ˈkɜr sə ri /