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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. MRI also may show problems that cannot be seen with other imaging methods. Depending on the type of MRI that is ordered the scan will last from approximately 20 minutes to 1 hour.

Computed Tomography (CT)

A computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of structures inside of the body. During the test, you will lie on a table that is attached to the CT scanner, which is a large doughnut-shaped machine. The CT scanner sends X-rays through the body area being studied and creates an unobstructed view of bone, organs, and soft-tissue. The test will last approximately 15-20 minutes.

Ultrasound

A transducer, or probe, is used to project and receive the sound waves and the return signals. A gel is wiped onto the patient’s skin so that the sound waves are not distorted as they cross through the skin. Using their understanding of human anatomy and the machine, the technician can evaluate specific structures and try to answer the question asked by the patient’s physician. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays). Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.

X-Ray

An X-ray is high-energy radiation used in low doses to create images of the body to help diagnose diseases and determine the extent of injuries.  Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

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