Ultrasounds , electrocardiograms , CT scans, mammography, densitometry and magnetic resonances are part of the diagnostic exams available through Imaging.
Imaging is a medical specialty that is developed through the use of images, the various tests that complement the clinical diagnoses realized in all areas of medicine.
The medical class, actually, have at its disposal a vast range of possibilities to “close” a clinical diagnosis accurately.
We observe that it is possible to evaluate through some of these exams how each are performed…
Ultrasound: This deals with imaging using ultrasound, allowing a real-time study of the organs.
It is a non-invasive, painless examination.
Computed Axial Tomography (CAT): is a diagnostic technique that captures high-resolution images using x-rays in order to view one or more body parts. This technique provides that accurately displays tumors as well as capturing detailed information of the various body organs.
Bone Densitometry: This test is performed by a device that determines the bone mass of the body’s bones allowing evaluation of bone loss and fracture risk. A simple and fast way we get information on the degree of osteoporosis.
MRI: this test uses a magnetic field and radio-frequency waves that allow the visualization of the body’s internal organs. It is critical in the diagnosis of degenerative diseases of the nervous system and osteoarticular structure.
All tests above were referenced as complementary diagnosis, both laboratory tests as well as through imaging, some of which are mentioned in this post, complement the physical examination performed by a healthcare professional.
With the results of all tests it is possible to get a definition of the patient’s condition and make the most effective treatment.
I hope it was enlightening.
See you next week.