Diagnostic Imaging

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X- ray is electromagnetic radiation that penetrates structures within the body and creates images of these structures on photographic film or a fluorescent screen. Diagnostic x- ray is useful in detecting abnormalities within the body. They are a painless, non-invasive way to help diagnose problems such as broken bones, tumors, dental decay, and the presence of foreign bodies. Computed tomography (CT) is a modern imaging tool that combines X-rays with computer technology to produce a more detailed, cross-sectional image of patient’s body. A CT scan lets the doctor see the size, shape, and position of structures that are deep inside patients’ body such as organs, tissues, or tumors. The doctor need to use CT if the patient has a problem with a small, bony structure or have severe trauma to the brain, spinal cord, chest, abdomen, or pelvis. …show more content…

Unlike CT scans, MRI works without radiation. The MRI tool uses magnetic fields and a computer to take high-resolution pictures of the bones and soft tissues. It has the ability to diagnosis problems such as tumors, bleeding, tissue damage, and can provide additional information from other commonly used scans such as CT scans and X-Ray. It is the method of choice for the diagnosis of certain diseases, disorders, and injuries. MRI is safe for most

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