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{adj: moderate} being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme
"moderate prices"
"a moderate income"
"a moderate fine"
"moderate demands"
"a moderate estimate"
"a moderate eater"
"moderate success"
"a kitchen of moderate size"
"the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"
<-> immoderate



{n: GI series} diagnostic tests of the alimentary canal; usually involves inserting a contrast medium (such as barium sulfate) and taking an X-ray

{n: X ray, X-ray, X-radiation, roentgen ray} electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target

{n: X-ray diffraction} the scattering of X rays by the atoms of a crystal; the diffraction pattern shows structure of the crystal

{n: X-ray film} photographic film used to make X-ray pictures

{n: X-ray machine} an apparatus that provides a source of X rays

{n: X-ray therapy} the therapeutic use of X rays

{n: X-ray tube} a vacuum tube containing a metal target onto which a beam of electrons is directed at high energy for the generation of X rays

{n: angiogram} an X-ray representation of blood vessels made after the injection of a radiopaque substance
"angiograms are produced by angiography"

{n: bitewing} a dental X-ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiography

{n: celluloid} highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics

{n: explosive detection system, EDS} a rapid automatic system to detect plastic explosives in passengers' luggage using X-ray technology and computers; designed for use in airports

{n: fluoroscope, roentgenoscope} an X-ray machine that combines an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen to enable direct observation

{n: intravenous pyelogram, IVP} X-ray picture of the kidneys and ureters after injection of a radiopaque dye

{n: mammogram} X-ray film of the soft tissue of the breast

{n: myelogram} X-ray film of the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots and subarachnoid space

{n: radiopaque dye} dye that does not allow the passage of X rays or other radiation; used to outline certain organs during X-ray examination

{n: roentgenogram, X ray, X-ray, X-ray picture, X-ray photograph} a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis

{n: roentgenography, X-ray photography} radiography that uses X-rays to produce a roentgenogram

{n: thulium, Tm, atomic number 69} a soft silvery metallic element of the rare earth group; isotope 170 emits X-rays and is used in small portable X-ray machines; it occurs in monazite and apatite and xenotime

{n: tomograph} X-ray machine in which a computer builds a detailed image of a particular plane through an object from multiple X-ray measurements

{v: scan} examine minutely or intensely
"the surgeon scanned the X-ray"

{v: visualize, visualise} view the outline of by means of an X-ray
"The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver"

{v: x-ray} examine by taking x-rays

{v: x-ray} take an x-ray of something or somebody
"The doctor x-rayed my chest"


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