Quantitative Digital Radiography | Health Dictionary

A radiological technique for detecting osteoporosis (see BONE, DISORDERS OF) in which a beam of X-rays is directed at the bone-area under investigation – normally the spine and hip – and the CALCIUM density measured. If the calcium content is low, preventive treatment can be started to reduce the likelihood of fractures occurring.


Quantitative Digital Radiography | Health Dictionary

Keywords of this word: Quantitative Digital Radiography


DIGITALIS LANATA

Indian Medicinal Plants

Ehrh.

Habitat: Native to Europe. Now cultivated mainly in Kashmir (Yarikhah), also occurs wild.

English: Grecian Foxglove.

Ayurvedic: Hritpatri, Tilapushpi (non-classical). (Yellow var.)

Action: See D. purpurea.

Earlier, the herb was used to treat ulcers, boils, abscesses, headaches and paralysis. William Withering, an 18th century English country doctor, explored the plant's hidden properties. His work led to the production of digoxin, a life-saving medicine.

Safety of the herb cannot be established due to variable amounts of cardiac glycosides. The powder is toxic at 520 mg.... Indian Medicinal Plants

DIGITALIS PURPUREA

Indian Medicinal Plants

Linn.

Family: Scrophulariaceae.

Habitat: Native to West Europe. Cultivated in Tangmarg and Kishtawar in Kashmir, Darjeeling and the Nilgiris.

English: Digitalis, Foxglove.

Ayurvedic: Hritpatri, Tilapushpi (non-classical). (Purple var.)

Action: Main source of digoxin for the pharmaceutical industry. Digitalis glycosides increase the force of contraction of heart without increasing the oxygen consumption and slow the heart rate when auricular fibrillation is present. To be used only under strict medical supervision.

Not used as a herbal drug.... Indian Medicinal Plants

MASS MINIATURE RADIOGRAPHY

Medical Dictionary

A method of obtaining X-ray photographs of the chests of large numbers of people. It has been used on a large scale as a means of screening the population for pulmonary TUBERCULOSIS. It is no longer used in the United Kingdom.... Medical Dictionary

QUANTITATIVE DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY

Medical Dictionary

A radiological technique for detecting osteoporosis (see BONE, DISORDERS OF) in which a beam of X-rays is directed at the bone-area under investigation – normally the spine and hip – and the CALCIUM density measured. If the calcium content is low, preventive treatment can be started to reduce the likelihood of fractures occurring.... Medical Dictionary

QUANTITATIVE MEASURES

Dictionary of Tropical Medicine

Measures using numbers to attempt to measure what has occurred.... Dictionary of Tropical Medicine

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

Community Health

Involves the use of data in numerical quantities such as continuous measurements or counts.... Community Health

RADIOGRAPHY

Medical Dictionary

Diagnostic radiography is the technique of examining parts of the body by passing X-RAYS through them to produce images on ?uorescent screens or photographic plates.... Medical Dictionary