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opacify

(əʊˈpæsɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
to make or become opaque
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Verb1.opacify - make opaque; "The glass was opacified more greater privacy"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
opacify - become opaque; "the tissue in the eye's cornea may opacify and the patient may go blind"
2.opacify - become opaque; "the tissue in the eye's cornea may opacify and the patient may go blind"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
opacify - make opaque; "The glass was opacified more greater privacy"
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Omnipaque 350 (5-10 mL) was gently injected into the splenic parenchyma under real time fluoroscopy until the splenic vein was opacified (Figure 3(a)).
A chest radiograph showed an increased cardiothoracic index with an opacified right costophrenic angle.
The gold standard for diagnosing an antrochoanal polyp is a CT scan showing a hypodense mass arising from an enlarged, opacified maxillary sinus.
Out of the 191 patients, 98 with typical CT signs of cholesteatoma (a destructive opacified mass in the middle ear); 15 with a history of ear surgery, including ventilation tube insertion and type 1 tympanoplasty; and nine with no evidence of cholesteatoma at surgery were excluded.
A 4-m hydrophilic straight-tip 0.035 inch x 450 cm JAG wire (Boston Scientific, Washington, DC, USA) was passed through the colonoscope and into the occluded colonic lumen under direct visualization [Figure 1]c, then 8.5F guiding catheter (ENVOY, Cordis, FL, USA) was exchanged to arrive at the distal ostium of the stricture after removing the endoscope, and the tract was opacified by the injection of iodinated contrast and air to provide a double-contrast image that could clearly display the occlusion or stricture site of the diseased.
Before the advent of simple surgical procedures to remove the opacified lens and replace it with an artificial lens, cataracts were the most common cause of blindness in the United States.
The remainder of the opacified contents in the frontal sinuses, left ethmoid air cells, and left maxillary sinus were clearly separate from the mass, demonstrating a relatively high T2-weighted signal and lack of enhancement consistent with mucocele formation.
Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy introduced a technique for closed-eye, effective and relatively safe opening of the opacified posterior capsule, and laser capsulotomy rapidly became the standard of care.
Patients' characteristics Group A (n = 28) Age, years 72.7 [+ or -] 13.5 Males, n (%) 20 (71%) Right eyes, n (%) 17 (61%) IOP, mmHg 15.7 [+ or -] 5.1 Preexistent corneal pathology, n (%) 3 (11%) Preexistent macular pathology, n (%) 2 (7%) Preexistent retinal pathology, n (%) 8 (29%) Prior closed-globe trauma, n (%) 3 (11%) Prior open-globe trauma, n (%) 2 (7%) Prior cataract surgery, n (%) 18 (64%) Preoperative lens status Subluxated cataract, n (%) 5 (18%) Dislocated nucleus, n (%) 5 (18%) Subluxated IOL, n (%) 6 (21%) Dislocated IOL, n (%) 1 (3.5%) Opacified IOL, n (%) 1 (3.5%) Aphakia, n (%) 10 (36%) Patients' characteristics Group B (n = 32) p value Age, years 73.8 [+ or -] 13.4 N.S.
Fortunately, the aortogram (double the normal contrast volume was used for the injection) nicely opacified the sewing ring of the Freestlye prosthesis which was approximately 2 mm below the bottom of the pigtail catheter in the aortic root.
Hepatic veins, hepatic parenchyma, and the portal vein (yellow arrow) are still opacified due to backward failure of the right heart.
Mastoid air cells totally opacified with resorption of septae and partially sclerosed bone.