An MRI is a diagnostic procedure that uses large magnets, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.
A computed tomography scan (CT or CAT scan), is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices) of the body.
An ultrasound, also called sonography, is a diagnostic imaging exam that uses a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel to expose the body to high-frequency sound waves to create images of blood vessels, tissues and organs.
An X-ray is a diagnostic test that uses small doses of radiation to produce images of internal tissues, bones and organs onto film.
A low-dose computed tomography (low-dose CT or LDCT) scan is currently the only recommended screening tool for detection of lung cancer. Low-dose CT uses an X-ray machine to make detailed images of your lungs and uses a minimal amount of radiation.
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique commonly used by physicians to obtain real-time images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope.
A bone density test is a noninvasive procedure that uses x-rays to measure bone mass. The exam provides a measurement corresponding to the mineral density of bone, used to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis.
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