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A CT scan is a noninvasive medical test that uses detailed imaging to help diagnose and treat medical conditions throughout the body.
An MRI can capture different information about the body than other imaging techniques, including X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan. It is especially useful for obtaining images with detailed contrast between the soft tissues of the body.
Nuclear medicine is a type of imaging that utilizes radioactive material. While X-rays and CT scans gather images by passing radiation from an outside source into the body, nuclear medicine puts the radiation into the body, where it gives off energy that is visible with a special camera.
Radiation therapy is used to treat many types of cancer. About 50 to 60 percent of cancer patients receive radiation therapy as part of their cancer treatment. Advances in targeting have enabled our radiation oncologists to locate and treat tumors with precision, minimizing damage to healthy tissue.
Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to create a picture of structures inside the body. The images are captured using a handheld wand that emits sound waves and records the echoes.
The term X-ray describes a type of radiation used to see structures inside the body. During an X-ray, the radiation is focused into a beam of light that can actually pass through the tissues of the body.