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 ... 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 advanced ways to see inside the human body, X-rays are still widely used around the world. Use the sites in this section of the guide to learn what X-rays are, when a doctor might order one and what to expect during the procedure.