Exam Frequently Asked Question
MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging is a diagnostic system using a strong magnetic field and electromagnetic radio waves. An MRI displays images of the body in “slices” similar to that of a CT scan, but it reflects greater contrast between different types of body tissues.
CT / CAT Scan
CT scan is an advanced system producing cross-sectional images of the body much like the slicing of a loaf of bread. It is a highly sensitive method to accurately view the internal anatomy and detect extremely small lesions.
Ultrasound / Sonogram
Ultrasound utilizes sound waves rather than x-rays to produce a medical image or picture of various organs and tissues. As the ultrasound waves penetrate the body, they are reflected back to the transducer by the internal organs.
PET / CT Scan
Positron Emission Tomography is a non invasive, diagnostic imaging technique. It is useful clinically in patients with certain conditions affecting the brain and the heart as well as in patients with certain types of cancer.
X-ray imaging is perhaps the most commonly known form of diagnostic testing. Similar to visible light, x-rays use electromagnetic radiation, which contain wave-like forms of energy.