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Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnosing injuries, diseases and conditions would be nearly impossible today without the range of methods available to look inside the human body. This guide explains the different techniques, how they work, and what to expect if one of them is ordered for you.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

Computed tomography scans, or CT scans, combine X-rays with a computer’s assistance to create ... read more »


Endoscopy allows doctors to see inside the human body by inserting a narrow tube with an attached camera into various parts of the body. The sites below show you what endoscopy is, when it’s used and what to expect during procedures.

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  • Endoscopy uses an endoscope, which has many forms. The name changes depending on the body part involved. A laparoscope, for example, is inserted into an incision made in the abdomen, while a bronchoscope goes into the body through the nose or mouth.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnets, and sub-atomic structures in the body, to look at ... read more »

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is primarily used to examine organ function rather than structure. To see how an ... read more »


Ultrasound is a procedure used to generate images of structures and tissues within the body. Images ... read more »


X-ray technology is one of the oldest imaging methods available. Even though there are more ... read more »

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