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What is diagnostic imaging?

What is diagnostic imaging?

Diagnostic imaging: Refers to the specialty of radiology which includes xrays, ct scan, ultrasound, mri, nuclear medicine, mammography, fluoroscopy, and intervential radiology. ...Read more

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Who can legally order diagnostic imaging on a fetus?

Who can legally order diagnostic imaging on a fetus?

MD/DO's. : Any MD or DO can request diagnostic imaging of a fetus, however they then become legally bound to follow up on the results of the study, and with the patient. Therefore normally a patients pcp, OB/GYN , or a perinatologist will normally request the studies, for an indication of which they will be following. They will consider the risk of the exam to the benefit of the procedure. ...Read more

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What happens if I am a arrt registered X-ray tech, and enlist into the air force for diagnostic imaging would I have to go?

What happens if I am a arrt registered X-ray tech, and enlist into the air force for diagnostic imaging would I have to go?

If you are: an Air Force Medic and you receive orders to deploy then you would deploy (whether it be to a combat zone or other area). ...Read more

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What's the difference between a radiologist and a diagnostic imaging technician?

What's the difference between a radiologist and a diagnostic imaging technician?

Medical school: A radiologist is a board certified physician who specializes in medical imaging. A radiologist has gone to med school and completed at least 5 years of on the job residency and/or fellowship training. ...Read more

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Which diagnostic imaging process allows for best visualization of internal anatomy?

CT or MR: In general ct (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) depending on part of body and clinical question. However, ct and MRI often are not the best initial imaging study. Us may be better for some areas of the body. X-rays useful to initial evaluation of bones and to give overview of some body parts (e.g., lungs for chest x-ray). Mammography for initial evaluation of breasts. ...Read more

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Which diagnostic imaging process allows for direct visualization of intestine?

Which diagnostic imaging process allows for direct visualization of intestine?

CT/capsule endoscopy: Ct or ct enterography will allow you the best global picture of everything in the abdomen. Ultrasound can show solid abdominal organs but is limited evaluating air containing structures like large/small bowel. For direct visualization of the mucosa, capsule endoscopy (small cameral you swallow) may work. It all depends on the clinical indication. ...Read more

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Diagnostic imaging in 2009: update on evidence-based practice of pediatric imaging. What is the role of imaging in sinusitis?

Diagnostic imaging in 2009: update on evidence-based practice of pediatric imaging. What is the role of imaging in sinusitis?

Complicated but: Imaging indicated in sinusitis for chronic infections (>90 days), recurrent infections, concern for complications of sinusitis (e.g. Periorbital cellulitis, brain abscess), or preoperatively before sinus surgery. Ct scans are almost always done, but mris are helpful for intracranial or orbital extension. Threshold to image is higher in pediatric population in order to avoid unnecessary radiation. ...Read more

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Help with breast lump! what is diagnostic imaging?

Help with breast lump! what is diagnostic imaging?

Any X-ray 2 help see: Diagnostic imaging is any radiologic or other intervention used to help image the breast and establish a diagnosis. This includes x-ray, xeromaography, ultrasound, ct scan, mri, pet scan, etc. ...Read more

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Getting a transvaginal ultrasound due to ovarian cyst what to expect? Diagnostic Imaging Center

Getting a transvaginal ultrasound due to ovarian cyst what to expect? Diagnostic Imaging Center

Slight discomfort: Usually you get undressed from the waist down and lay down on a table with stirrups for your heels. A long, skinny, lubricated ultrasound transducer is inserted into the vagina by the technician. Once it is in the tech will move it from place to place, taking pictures of the uterus, ovaries and other pelvic structures. When everything has been seen and recorded, the transducer is removed. ...Read more