Radiology is a branch of medicine that lets a physician/therapist inspect the inside of a human body for illness diagnosis purpose. This involves X-rays and other procedures that produce still pictures of organs and bones.
Radiology uses ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to detect the presence of tumor, organ anomalies or other health conditions. The imaging technologies deployed, such as X-ray radiography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI, Computed Tomography or CT as well as Positron Emission Tomography help see the human body’s abnormalities and let the physician come up with a proper treatment plan. Imaging is to create a picture of the dense object, that is body, using radiology’s radiation. Radiology is also referred to as clinical radioscopy. In fact, it plays a key role in clinical practice for a wide range of diagnosis. It is one of the minimally invasive way of detecting a disease or injury. However, modern day radiology techniques are more sophisticated than it used to be.
There are a variety of radiology techniques and Projection or Plain Radiology is one of them. This is a commonly used procedure in which the instrument creates a two-dimensional image of the object using X-ray radiation. Radiographs produced by beaming X-rays are useful to determining any issue with the patient. The inside of the patient will absorb certain amount of radiation depending on the density of various organs. The objects that are denser, for example bones, show up on the radiographs. Plain radiology is the only widely known procedure or imaging modality technique since the last 50 years and it still is. This technique is fast as well as affordable compared to many other forms of imaging making it the most preferred choice by doctors for radiologic diagnosis.
Another technique commonly found in many hospitals’ radiology department for treating illnesses is Interventional Radiology. This procedure has been gaining popularity in the medical field recently. It is less risky, less painful, involves small incisions and requires less healing time unlike most surgical procedures. Some interventional radiology procedures are for diagnostic purpose only, like angiograms. Other procedures are more like a minor surgery but without the pain and side effects post treatment.
This is another branch of radiology where radiographic images are transmitted from one location to another for diagnosis. It is commonly used for interpreting emergency rooms and intensive care units.
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