Ch 22: Medical Terms for Radiology, Pharmacology & Oncology

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If you need to review radiology, pharmacology and oncology medical terms, look no further than this convenient study resource. These short lessons and quizzes are designed to help you quickly learn and retain essential medical vocabulary for upcoming exams, homework, class assignments and more.

Medical Terms for Radiology, Pharmacology & Oncology - Chapter Summary

This series of medical terminology lessons defines and explains common vocabulary pertaining to radiology, pharmacology and oncology. Our expert instructors break down these terms in a concise and memorable teaching style. You can solidify your comprehension of these terms by taking the accompanying self-assessment quizzes and comprehensive chapter exam. These lessons are available to study at any time, and you can use any Internet-connected device to access the chapter material. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define terms related to medical imaging, radiology, radiographics positioning and projections
  • Understand important MRI, CT and PET imaging terminology
  • Know fluoroscopy and ultrasonography vocabulary
  • Break down basic pharmacology terms
  • Comprehend terminology regarding drug uses, interactions and reactions
  • Name common pain-relieving medication terms
  • Identify the major forms of drug administration
  • Recognize common pharmacological dosage and administration abbreviations
  • Evaluate concepts pertaining to tumors and cancer treatment

14 Lessons in Chapter 22: Medical Terms for Radiology, Pharmacology & Oncology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Vocabulary for Contrast Medium in Medical Imaging

1. Vocabulary for Contrast Medium in Medical Imaging

Are you able to change the contrast on your computer screen? Sure you can! We can also change the contrast of the insides of your body! This lesson explains how.

Important Terminology for Medical Radiology

2. Important Terminology for Medical Radiology

Radiology, radiologist, rads, radiographs, radiograms, ionizing radiation, and other terms related to medical terminology are defined in this lesson. The dangers of x-rays are also discussed.

Radiographics Positioning & Projections Terminology

3. Radiographics Positioning & Projections Terminology

When you have an x-ray taken, two important terms are used to describe how you are positioned and what kind of view or projection of the insides of your body is taken. This lesson introduces the basics of these two concepts.

Vocabulary of CT, MRI & PET Imaging

4. Vocabulary of CT, MRI & PET Imaging

In this lesson, you'll learn the definitions as well as general advantages and disadvantages of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography.

Basic Vocabulary of Fluoroscopy

5. Basic Vocabulary of Fluoroscopy

There are movies that are truly dangerous to your health! No, it's not the latest action flick that almost caused you a heart attack. It has to do with the world of fluoroscopy and its related definitions.

Major Terminology of Ultrasonography

6. Major Terminology of Ultrasonography

Can you hear things without seeing them or see things without hearing them? Maybe if you watch this lesson on ultrasound and its related terminology, you'll find out!

Basic Pharmacological Terminology

7. Basic Pharmacological Terminology

You can't understand tougher pharmacological terminology unless you know the basic words in this sphere! This lesson defines pharmacology, pharmacologist, pharmacist, generic vs. brand name, and prescription vs. OTC.

Terminology of Drug Use, Reactions & Interactions

8. Terminology of Drug Use, Reactions & Interactions

Do you read drug labels? Do you know why they exist? Drugs interact and react in odd ways, so it pays to read them and be safe. This lesson defines some drug reactions, interactions, and other terms.

Basic Terms for Pain-Relieving Medications

9. Basic Terms for Pain-Relieving Medications

Pain is a horrific thing and proper pain relief is important for any treatment plan where pain is evident. This lesson goes over the basic, but important terminology behind the general types of pain relievers.

Major Forms of Drug Administration

10. Major Forms of Drug Administration

There are so many different ways a drug can be administered onto or into the body! Learn the most important ways and methods in this lesson, including many of the most common enteral and parenteral routes.

Common Pharmacological Dosage Abbreviations

11. Common Pharmacological Dosage Abbreviations

We are going to look at some of the abbreviations that are used in order to communicate dosage in pharmacology. We will look at how they are used and their meanings.

Common Pharmacological Administration Abbreviations

12. Common Pharmacological Administration Abbreviations

This lesson is going to cover some of the common abbreviations used to communicate how to administer medications. We will look at how they are used and what they mean.

Important Concepts Related to Tumors

13. Important Concepts Related to Tumors

This lesson defines the differences between neoplasia, tumor, benign tumor, malignant tumor, and explains general rules on how to tell a malignant vs. benign tumor apart based on name only.

Medical Terminology of Cancer Treatment

14. Medical Terminology of Cancer Treatment

Can you name the three most well-known general classes of cancer treatments? Do you know that they all have different subtypes? This lesson will explore some of the major cancer treatments.

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