What are Diagnostic Imaging Tests

What are diagnostic imaging tests

Diagnostic imaging lets doctors seek answers about a medical condition within the body. There are a number of devices and techniques that can produce representations of the structures and activities inside your body.

Your doctor’s use of the imaging form depends on the symptoms and the part of the body being investigated. Many imaging tests are quick and painless. Some require that you sit inside a computer for a long time. That can be awkward. Some experiments require a small amount of radiation exposure.

Below is a list of the most common diagnostic imaging procedures.

  • X-ray
  • Computerized tomography (CT)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound