Radiography, known to most people as x-ray, is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.For over a century, x-ray images have been created by passing small, highly controlled amounts of radiation through the human body, capturing the resulting images on a photographic plate.
Arthrography is the radiographic or MRI examination of a joint after the injection of a dye-like contrast material to outline the soft tissue and joint structures on the image. Arthrography is done most commonly to identify abnormalities associated with the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, and ankle. Patients who undergo this procedure usually have complained of persistent, unexplained
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low dose x-ray system for examination of the breasts. Most medical experts agree that successful treatment of breast cancer is linked to early diagnosis. Mammography plays a central part in early detection as it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or doctor can feel them, even if the patient has no complaints or s
Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile and more prone to fracture. It often affects women, but may also be found in men. Bone densitometry is a quick painless procedure for measuring bone loss. To detect osteoporosis accurately an enhanced form of x-ray technology called dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)
Ultrasound (US), also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of imaging the inside of the human body
Computerised Tomography (CT) uses special x-ray equipment to obtain images from different angles around the body, then uses a computer to process the information to show a cross-section of body tissues and organs. It is a non-invasive procedure which provides detailed views of all types of tissue.
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