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CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
Fluoroscopy
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CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

Computed Tomography (NCI Cancer Facts)
Describes computed tomography (CT or CAT scan). Discusses the procedure and its advantages over other x-ray techniques in diagnosing disease. [10/02]

Computed Tomography (CT) - Body
(Radiological Society of North America & the American College of Radiology)
Describes computed tomography (CT): what it is, how it works, how to prepare, how the procedure is performed, who interprets the results and how to get them. Discusses the benefits, risks and limitations of CT scanning of the body. [10/99]

Radiation Risk From CT Scans: A Call for Patient-Focused Imaging (Medscape)
A discussion exploring the controversial topic of radiation risk to patients from CT scans. Brings up important issues that patients should discuss with their doctors. Aimed at physicians. Registration required for free access to Medscape. [2005]



Fluoroscopy

 



MRI scan

Magnetic Resonance Imagine (MRI) - Body
(Radiological Society of North America & the American College of Radiology)
Describes MRI: what it is, how it works, how to prepare, how the procedure is performed, who interprets the results and how to get them. Discusses the benefits, risks and limitations of MRI of the body. See also MRI - Head. [10/99]

 



X-ray

Your Chest X-ray (chestx-ray.com)
Describes a chest x-ray, including radiation dose and interpretation. Discusses poor vs. good quality x-rays, and provides information that helps patients to determine whether they are getting a good exam. [11/02]


 

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