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 ... read more »
Nuclear medicine is primarily used to examine organ function rather than structure. To see how an organ is working, a patient ingests a small amount of radioactive material. By measuring the behavior of the material during a nuclear scan, an assessment can be made. The sites below provide an introduction to nuclear medicine, including how nuclear medicine scans are performed and what to expect during such a scan.
- The amount of radioactive material a person swallows or is injected with for nuclear medicine scans is very small, and usually leaves the body a day or two after the test.
Ultrasound is a procedure used to generate images of structures and tissues within the body. Images ... read more »