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FAQ on Radiology & Imaging

1. What does a Radiologist do?

A radiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disease and injury, using medical imaging techniques such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), fusion imaging, and ultrasound.

2. What is an MRI scan used to diagnose?

 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive test used to diagnose medical conditions.

 MRI scanner can be used to diagnose:

  • Brain and spinal cord lesions.

  • Tumours, cysts, and other anomalies in various parts of the body.

  • Breast screening.

  • Injuries or abnormalities of the joints, such as the knee and shoulder.

  • Certain types of heart problems

  • Diseases of the liver and other abdominal organs

  • Pelvic evaluation.

  • Fetal anomalies.

3.  What are the different types of diagnostic imaging?

  • X-rays.

  • CT scan (Computed Tomography scan)

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

  • Ultrasound.

  • Nuclear medicine imaging, including positron emission tomography (PET).

4. What is the most common medical imaging technique?


5. What is Ultrasound imaging used for?

  • Ultrasound is used to study the function of moving structures in real-time.

  • Transabdominal scans- For imaging liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, uterus and ovaries.

  • Obstetrics examinations.

  • Doppler studies.

  • Transvaginal scans.

  • Transrectal scans.

  • Ultrasound-guided aspirations, biopsies and FNAC.

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