Radiology – Diagnostic

Diagnostic Radiology

can be used to identify a wide range of problems. Broken bones, heart conditions, blood clots, and gastrointestinal conditions are just a few of the problems that can be identified by diagnostic imaging. In addition to identifying problems, doctors can use diagnostic radiology to monitor how your body is responding to a current treatment. Diagnostic

radiology

can also screen for diseases such as breast cancer and colon cancer. The most common types of diagnostic radiology include:

x-ray

;

ultrasound

; computed tomography (

CT scan

), also known as computerised axial tomography (

CAT scan

); CT angiography (examining the heart and associated blood vessels); magnetic resonance imaging (

MRI

); magnetic resonance angiography (

MRA

);

mammography

/

mammogram

(examining breasts); nuclear medicine (with such tests as a bone scan, thyroid scan, and thallium cardiac stress test); and positron emission tomography (

PET scan

). A

Radiologist

will undertake these diagnostic procedures.

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