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Radiology

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Overview

Radiological Services are utilized to provide detailed information about the bony structures of the body. Diagnostic imaging utilizes an x-ray beam passing through the body and bone to highlight bony difficulties. As bones are primarily composed of calcium, the x-ray provides an excellent picture of the bone and surrounding tissues. The most common forms of specialized x-rays include Computerized Tomography (CT Scan), Discography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Bone Scans.

Computerized Tomography

CT or CAT scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of x-ray and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices), both horizontally and vertically, of the body. The images produced are more detailed than conventional x-ray exams.

A CT scan is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined on a computer monitor, printed or transferred to a CD. CT scans of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular x-ray exams.

 

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In Depth Data:

CT

A CT scan — also called computerized tomography or just CT — combines a series of X-ray views taken from many different angles to produce cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissues inside your body.The resulting images can be compared to a loaf of sliced bread. Your doctor will be able to look at each of these slices individually or perform additional visualization to make 3-D images. CT scan images provide much more information than do plain X-rays.

X-Ray

An X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body — particularly your bones.X-ray beams can pass through your body, but they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through. Dense materials, such as bone and metal, show up as white on X-rays. The air in your lungs shows up as black. Fat and muscle look like varying shades of gray.

 
 
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