Not sensitive to X-rays and other forms of radiant energy. For example, if a tumor is radioinsensitive, it cannot be successfully attacked by using radiation therapy. The opposite of radioinsensitive is radiosensitive.
An isotope of the chemical element iodine that is radioactive. Radioiodine is used in diagnostic tests as well as in radiotherapy of an hyperactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism), most often due to Graves’ disease. For hyperthyroidism, radioiodine is administered in capsule form on a one- time basis. It directly radiates thyroid tissues, thereby destroying them. It […]
A version of a chemical element that has an unstable nucleus and emits radiation during its decay to a stable form. Radioisotopes have important uses in medical diagnosis, treatment, and research.
Having to do with radiology.
the organs of the reproductive and urinary tracts. Radiologist – Head and Neck. The subspecialty concerned with the diagnostic radiology of diseases of the head and neck. Radiologist – Interventional. The subspecialty that uses fluoroscopy, CT, and ultrasound to guide passage through the skin by needle puncture, including introduction of wires and catheters for performing […]
The medical specialty concerned with radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of disease, including both ionizing radiation such as X-rays and nonionizing radiation such as ultrasound. Also known as roentgenology.