Radiology

Radiology

Radiology

Introduction

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Radiology is the branch of medicine that provides visualization of the inside of the human body. These views help in the early diagnosis and treatment of many conditions. A radiologist is a physician who is a specialist in radiology. Radiologists work side-by-side with primary care physicians, pediatricians, obstetricians, surgeons, oncologists and many other medical specialists to determine a patient's best treatment plan.


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Bone Densitometry (DEXA)

Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss...

Computed Tomography

A CT (computed tomography) scan is a noninvasive medical test that uses special x-ray equipment to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body and a computer to join them together in cross-sectional views of the area being studied...

CT Colonography

Computed tomography, more commonly known as a CT or CAT scan, is a diagnostic medical test that, like traditional x-rays, produces multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body...

CT Enterography

CT enterography is a special type of computed tomography (CT) imaging performed with intravenous contrast material after the ingestion of liquid that helps produce high resolution images of the small intestine in addition to the other structures in the abdomen and pelvis...

Diagnostic Radiology

An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions...

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

An MRI is a non-invasive exam that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to see hard bones and soft tissue. MRIs do not involve the use of x-rays...

Mammography

A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases...

Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology is a specialty that covers diagnostic imaging of the brain, head, neck, and spine...

Nuclear Medicine

In nuclear medicine exams, a small amount of radioactive material (called tracers) are administered to you to help diagnose and treat disease...

Pediatric Radiology

Spectrum radiologists understand that having an imaging exam can be stressful for the parent and their child...

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

A PET (positron emission tomography) scan helps to evaluate how well organs and tissues are functioning...

Ultrasonography

An ultrasound exam, or sonogram, is a safe and generally non-invasive procedure that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to image an internal body structure...

Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to reinforce fractured bone, alleviate chronic back pain and prevent further vertebral collapse...