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How are an ordinary xray, a CT scan and a MRI scan different?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: See

Radiologyinfo.Org for discussion of radiological studies.

In brief: See

Radiologyinfo.Org for discussion of radiological studies.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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In brief: Complicated

I'll try to keep it simple: an xray is an image fromed when xray beams pass through the body from one direction creating the image at the detector on the opposite side of the body.
Ct also use xrays, but the source and the detector(s) rotate around the body and a computer takes the resulting data and creates the image. Mri uses magnets to align all the body's protons.

In brief: Complicated

I'll try to keep it simple: an xray is an image fromed when xray beams pass through the body from one direction creating the image at the detector on the opposite side of the body.
Ct also use xrays, but the source and the detector(s) rotate around the body and a computer takes the resulting data and creates the image. Mri uses magnets to align all the body's protons.
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
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