Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A device equipped with a fluorescent screen on which the internal structures of an optically opaque object, such as the human body, may be continuously viewed as shadowy images formed by the differential transmission of x-rays through the object.
  • transitive verb To examine the interior of (an object) with a fluoroscope.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An aparatus designed for observing the effect of the Röntgen rays by means of their action on a fluorescent substance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Phys.) An instrument for observing or exhibiting fluorescence.
  • noun (Physics) A fluorescent screen, with hood to protect the eyes, used for observing the shadows cast by objects placed in the path of the X rays.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a device used to view continuous live X-ray images on a fluorescent screen

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an X-ray machine that combines an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen to enable direct observation

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Examples

  • Roger D. Landon, attorney for Douglass, contends Gooding's failure to use a fluoroscope was a key factor in Neel's death.

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  • A fluoroscope, mounted near the floor and enclosed in a shielded box, revealed an image of our feet within the shoes on a fluorescent screen that we could see, assuring a proper fit while radiation leaked into the surrounding area.

    William Spear: Adapting to a New World of Invisible Toxins

  • A fluoroscope, mounted near the floor and enclosed in a shielded box, revealed an image of our feet within the shoes on a fluorescent screen that we could see, assuring a proper fit while radiation leaked into the surrounding area.

    William Spear: Adapting to a New World of Invisible Toxins

  • “By taking advantage of this ‘fluoroscope effect,’ we managed to pick up a surprisingly large volume of interior data via the passive sensors on the probes.”

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • It had to be done in the x-ray room under the fluoroscope, so they can watch what they were doing.

    Storyteller

  • “By taking advantage of this ‘fluoroscope effect,’ we managed to pick up a surprisingly large volume of interior data via the passive sensors on the probes.”

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • “By taking advantage of this ‘fluoroscope effect,’ we managed to pick up a surprisingly large volume of interior data via the passive sensors on the probes.”

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • Demonstrations of guided missiles, of a patient taking what looks like a Barium swallow in front of a fluoroscope, and the father taking home movies of his child with a video camera and playing them back on his TV all give us pause to remember that whatever good or not-so-good aspects of our present-day lives, we stand on the shoulders of people who were true visionaries more than 50 years ago.

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  • Demonstrations of guided missiles, of a patient taking what looks like a Barium swallow in front of a fluoroscope, and the father taking home movies of his child with a video camera and playing them back on his TV all give us pause to remember that whatever good or not-so-good aspects of our present-day lives, we stand on the shoulders of people who were true visionaries more than 50 years ago.

    The Future is Now - 1955

  • Detaching the brush or comb component reveals the weapon, but the all plastic construction makes the weapon invisible to x-rays or a fluoroscope.

    Step back from the hairbrush or I’ll shoot « BuzzMachine

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  • The main component of those machines used years ago in shoe stores to assist in fitting shoes to your feet (and now outlawed). More info here.

    September 15, 2007

  • Great link. For a moment I thought you were talking about the brannock device.

    September 15, 2007