[floo r-uh-skohp, flawr-, flohr-]
- a tube or box fitted with a screen coated with a fluorescent substance, used for viewing objects, especially deep body structures, by means of x-ray or other radiation.
Origin of fluoroscope
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Associated words: fluoroscope, fluoroscopy, cryptoscopy, cryptoscope.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
Fig. 220-A shows a fluoroscope that contains a screen covered with proper chemicals.Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity
Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
I could see the bones of my fingers as I held them up between the X-ray tube and the fluoroscope.The Silent Bullet
Arthur B. Reeve
Subperiosteal hemorrhage may be clearly seen by means of the fluoroscope or in X-ray photographs (Figs. 16 and 17).Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
A device, invented by Edison and called the “fluoroscope,” was constructed on substantially the same principle.The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
Edward W. Byrn
- a device consisting of a fluorescent screen and an X-ray source that enables an X-ray image of an object, person, or part to be observed directly
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- A device equipped with a fluorescent screen on which the internal structures of an optically opaque object, such as the human body, may be continuously viewed as shadowy images formed by the differential transmission of x-rays through the object.
- To examine the interior of a body with a fluoroscope.
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- A radiologic instrument equipped with a fluorescent screen on which opaque internal structures can be viewed as moving shadow images formed by the differential transmission of x-rays through the body.
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