The CT scan, or computed tomography, is an advanced diagnostic test that uses X-rays, a special scanner and a computer to produce detailed images of an area of your body. These images can give your physician a 3-D view of your body, and as a result, your medical problems may be diagnosed more accurately. (add symbol, from attached document)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of technology’s most advance diagnostic tools for today’s physician. It allows your physician to see inside your body without surgery or the use of ionizing radiation. MRI uses a powerful magnet, low-intensity radio waves and computer technology to create detailed images of the soft tissues, muscles, nerves and bones in your body. (add symbol, from attached document)
Nuclear medicine is a diagnostic test that uses a small amount of radioactive material, called isotopes, and a special camera, which measures radioactivity in the form of images. Nuclear medicine is a broad term that describes a variety of tests used to detect abnormalities of the thyroid, lungs, heart, liver and bones. It is also used to treat some forms of disease such as thyroid disease. (add symbol, from attached document)
Ultrasound is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves beyond human hearing capability to produce high-quality images of soft tissues and motion within the body. Ultrasound involves no X-rays and may give doctors medical information that in the past may have required surgery.
Ultrasound may find health conditions like aneurysms, blood clots, damaged heart tissue, abnormal growths, and diseased tissue as well as during pregnancy, a baby's size, weight, position and physical condition. Ultrasound is also used to detect muscle injuries and some joint problems. (add symbol, from attached document)
This imaging service uses X-rays to create images of the breast tissue. It is used to screen for breast disease and an early diagnosis of breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that at age 40 women begin adding an annual mammogram to their annual clinical breast exam and monthly breast self-examination. Women ages 20 to 39 should have a clinical breast exam every three years and perform a monthly breast self-check. (add symbol, from attached document)