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What imaging might I get in the emergency room (er)?

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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Ultrasound, x-ray,

Ultrasound, x-ray, ct are all readily available depending on the question to be answered.
Nuclear medicine and MRI are often nearby.

In brief: Ultrasound, x-ray,

Ultrasound, x-ray, ct are all readily available depending on the question to be answered.
Nuclear medicine and MRI are often nearby.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology
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In brief: Depends on symptoms

X-rays or radiographs are the most frequent images obtained in the er and are used for diagnosing fractures and pneumonia.
With severe trauma (ex car accident) ct is frequently used as well as for conditions such as appendicitis, kidney stones, and abdominal conditions. Ultrasound is used for conditions such as gallstones, pregnancy. Mri may be used for evaluation of the brain or spine.

In brief: Depends on symptoms

X-rays or radiographs are the most frequent images obtained in the er and are used for diagnosing fractures and pneumonia.
With severe trauma (ex car accident) ct is frequently used as well as for conditions such as appendicitis, kidney stones, and abdominal conditions. Ultrasound is used for conditions such as gallstones, pregnancy. Mri may be used for evaluation of the brain or spine.
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Dr. Timothy Mosher
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