Definition of Contrast material

1. Noun. A substance that is opaque to x-rays; when administered it allows a radiologist to examine the organ or tissue it fills.

Exact synonyms: Contrast Medium
Generic synonyms: Medium

Medical Definition of Contrast material

1. A substance that is introduced into or around a structure and, because of the difference in absorption of X-rays by the contrast medium and the surrounding tissues, allows radiographic visualisation of the structure. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contrast Material

contrary to
contrary to fact
contrast agent
contrast bath
contrast echocardiography
contrast enema
contrast enhancement
contrast material (current term)
contrast media
contrast medium
contrast ratio
contrast sensitivity
contrast set
contrast stain
contrast transfer function

Literary usage of Contrast material

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1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"The contrast material, prepared according to one of the formulae given above, and warmed to body temperature or a little higher (100° F.), is placed in a ..."

2. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1917)
"Now contrast material is again injected and one waits to see whether any of it remains behind in the crater of an ulcer. The duodenum and afferent loop to ..."

3. Health United States 1995: The Annual National Report on Health by Kate Prager, Diane M. Makuc, Jacob J. Feldman (1998)
"... using contrast material 88.4 Angiocardiography using contrast material 88.5 Diagnostic ultrasound 88.7 Electroencephalogram 89.14 Radioisotope scan ..."

4. Diseases of the Digestive Tract and Their Treatment by Arthur Everett Austin (1916)
"... is very difficult because of the normal lack of continuity of the bismuth column, but in the colon, when the contrast material is given by enema—when, ..."

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