Do you ever ask yourself these questions: What is radiology? What does it even do? Well, we have the answer for you! Radiology is used for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases using ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Radiology technologies include X-ray radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET). Occasionally, they refer to radiology as Radioscopy or clinical radiology. Radiology is a key to diagnosing and treating patients.
Nuclear Medicine is referring to medications that are attached to radioisotope (radioactive material). This type of medicine is normally used to evaluate the gallbladder, liver, thyroid, lungs, and heart (to assess the damage to a patient’s heart). It is also useful to use in locating the brain sites of seizures. Typically nuclear medicine and CT scans are used simultaneously, to be able to have the most detailed image.
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