This advanced nuclear imaging technique combines positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) into once machine. A PET/CT scan reveals information about both the structure and function of cells and tissues in the body during a single imaging session.
The most widely recognized BMD test is called a central dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, or central DXA test. It is painless—a bit like having an x-ray. The test can measure bone density at your hip and spine. Peripheral bone density tests measure bone density in the lower arm, wrist, finger or heel.
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body.
A barium swallow is a test that may be used to determine the cause of painful swallowing, difficulty with swallowing, abdominal pain, bloodstained vomit, or unexplained weight loss. Barium sulfate is a metallic compound that shows up on X-rays and is used to help see abnormalities in the esophagus and stomach.
Multiple detector computed tomography or (MDCT) scanning is a rapid, painless diagnostic procedure that combines the use of computers and x-rays. A MDCT scan allows the radiologist to see the location, or abnormalities. Multiple images are acquired in a sequence by a rotating x-ray tube. All you need to do is lie still on a […]
An ultrasound scan, also referred to as a sonogram, diagnostic sonography, and ultrasonography, is a device that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of some part of the inside of the body, such as the stomach, liver, heart, tendons, muscles, joints and blood vessels
Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms. They can also be used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain, skin dimpling or nipple discharge.
An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a highly technical and informative way of imaging the human body. The images that are created can be very useful to your doctors for detecting structural abnormalities of different organs, inflammation of soft tissue, and tears of muscle or ligaments, among other problems.
X-rays are a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body. The images show the parts of your body in different shades of black and white. This is because different tissues absorb different amounts of radiation. Calcium in bones absorbs x-rays the most, so bones look white. […]