transillumination


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trans·il·lu·mi·na·tion

 (trăns′ĭ-lo͞o′mə-nā′shən, trănz′-)
n.
The passing of a light through the walls of a body part or organ to facilitate medical inspection.

trans′il·lu′mi·nate′ (-lo͞o′mə-nāt′) v.
trans′il·lu′mi·na′tor n.
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transillumination

a form of medical examination in which a strong light is cast through the body or a body part so that blockages, foreign objects, etc., can be seen. — transilluminator, n.
See also: Remedies
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trans·il·lu·mi·na·tion

n. transiluminación, paso de luz a través de un cuerpo.
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They most commonly present as a large, soft, cystic, compressible, non-tender and transillumination positive.
PCR products were visualized in a 2.0% agarose gel stained with ethidium bromide, and photographed under UV transillumination. PCR products were purified using a GeneJET(tm) kit (Thermo K0701) according to the manufacturer's protocol.
The same effect can be obtained by transillumination imaging (Nieminen et al.
The results were visualized by computer analyzed UV transillumination method.
Transillumination of neck soft tissues allows us to recognize the front of the neck vessels running across the neck midline and maybe to change the puncture site in order to avoid bleeding complications.
The first of these is a transillumination defect of the affected iris, if a sufficient amount of pigment is lost (see Figure 1).
The diagnosis of PEX was made by the presence of following findings: PEX material on the lens capsule or near the pupil; transillumination defects near the pupil; increased pigmentation or PEX material at the angle, or both.
To overcome the difficulty in locating such enamel opacities, transillumination in this procedure was useful for a more predictable and conservative treatment.
The best utilization of the fiber optic transillumination (FOTI) device is for evaluating the depth of occlusal lesions (if the caries has reached to the dentin or not) and for the detection of the proximal lesions (15).
Near-infrared measurement of cerebral tissue oxygen saturation uses transillumination at light wavelengths that are absorbed by hemoglobin (730 and 810 nm) incorporating signals from both venous weighted and arterial blood.