resonance imaging - the creation of images of
objects, such as the body by use of the nuclear
magnet resonance phenomenon
- Mammography uses a
special x-ray machine to produce images of breast
tissue. It is an important way to help detect
breast cancer and other breast conditions
early---when they are most treatable.
- Osteoporosis is a
debilitating disease that affects millions of
people every year. However, early detection of
this disease can lead to effective treatment.
- Fluoroscopy is
used to observe certain body structures at work.
X-rays passing through the body are observed on a
- Computerized Tomography
- A rotating x-ray
beam "scans" a narrow cross section of
the body, many scans are taken. A computer
reconstructs the image, which is displayed on a
screen and permanently recorded.
- General X-Ray
- Rays pass through
the body. The radiation is absorbed by the denser
parts and easily passes through the less dense
tissue. This information is recorded on the x-ray
film on the other side of the body.
- The visualization
of deep structures of the body by recording the
reflection of ultrasonic waves directed into the
tissues and organs that bounce "echoes"
back. The echoes are reflected through the
transducer on a television monitor.
- Cardiovascular Studies
- Cardiovascular -
pertaining to the heart and blood vessels. It can
show movement inside the body, for example, when
blood flows or the heart beats.
- Nuclear Medicine
- It is the use of very small
amounts of radioactive material to diagnose...
and sometimes treat disease.