radiopaque :

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  • a  not transparent to X-rays or other forms of radiation
    barium sulfate is radiopaque

  • Injections of radiopaque dye also help X rays to show whether arteries have been displaced or damaged enough to deprive part of the brain of its blood supply.
  • To guard against clots, he flushed out the whole artery-vein system with a special saline solution combined with antibiotics, an anticoagulant and a radiopaque dye.
  • Arteriograms (Xray still photos of arteries that have been flooded with radiopaque dye) help, but they are not always reliable: the "flooding" technique often fails to fill the .

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