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 ... read more »
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnets, and sub-atomic structures in the body, to look at the soft tissues and organs that X-rays don’t see. Use this section of the guide to learn how MRI works and what to expect during an MRI.
- Because magnetic energy is involved, it’s essential to tell your doctor and the MRI technician if you have any metallic implants, such as a pacemaker, or shrapnel in your body. Without informing them, an MRI could be seriously harmful.
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 »