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Ultrasound vs x ray, which is better/more efficient?

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Dr. Peter Bream
Radiology
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In brief: Depends

Ultrasound and x-rays are both used to "look" into the body for diagnosis.
X-ray uses ionizing radiation which is safe in doses given for usual images, ultrasound uses high frequency sound. Each modality has its strengths and weaknesses depending on the part of the body being imaged or the disease process the doctor is looking for.

In brief: Depends

Ultrasound and x-rays are both used to "look" into the body for diagnosis.
X-ray uses ionizing radiation which is safe in doses given for usual images, ultrasound uses high frequency sound. Each modality has its strengths and weaknesses depending on the part of the body being imaged or the disease process the doctor is looking for.
Dr. Peter Bream
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Tools

The right tool for the right project.

In brief: Tools

The right tool for the right project.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Joel Bessmer
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends

It depends on the problem you are looking for. General rule, x-ray is to eval bones and u/s is to eval soft tissue and solid vs fluid.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the problem you are looking for. General rule, x-ray is to eval bones and u/s is to eval soft tissue and solid vs fluid.
Dr. Joel Bessmer
Dr. Joel Bessmer
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