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Mammography

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. It is used to detect breast cancer and other abnormalities of the breast.

Ultrasound

This technique uses sound waves to make pictures of the body organs. It is often used for the neck, abdomen, pelvis, and soft tissues including blood vessels in the arms and legs.

Nuclear Medicine

Dozens of different examinations are performed with Nuclear Medicine. The patient gets an intravenous injection of a minute trace of radioactive material which attaches to a certain type of molecule. The type of radioactive tracer and the type of molecule vary, depending on which part of the body is to be examined. Scans are obtained with a gamma camera, which unlike some other radiology devices does not itself emit radiation.

Angiography

Technique that shows up blood vessels on an X-ray. It is done by injecting X-ray dye (contrast) into the blood vessel. An angiogram is a picture of one or more blood vessels which are filled with X-ray dye. Angiography usually refers to arteries; venography is the study of veins using X-ray dye.

Computed Tomography (CT)

This is an innovative way of looking at the inside of the body. The images it produces are cross-sectional patterned much like slices of bread. By taking a series of such images, a CT scan can create a multidimensional view of the body.

PET/CT

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine imaging technique which produces a three-dimensional image or picture of functional processes in the body.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

This technique uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field to generate images of the body in 2D and 3D.

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

Imaging of blood vessels using special MR sequences which enhance the signal of flowing blood and suppress that from other tissues.