What is an X-Ray Machine?

What is an X-Ray Machine?

The X-Ray is the oldest form of medical imaging as well as the most common. Discovered in 1895 by Wilhem Conrad Roentgen (and by complete chance, as a matter of fact,) X-Ray machines use radiation to create an image of the inside of the body. The machine produces a...
What is a Bone Densitometer?

What is a Bone Densitometer?

A bone densitometer is a machine that uses X-Rays to measure the density of bone. The bone density test, or dual energy X-Ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA scan,) accurately measures how much calcium and minerals are in the bone. The more minerals the patients have in...
What is a PET/CT Machine?

What is a PET/CT Machine?

PET/CT imaging is an imaging technique that combines PET scanning with CT scanning, and is a type of nuclear medicine imaging. Nuclear medicine uses radioactive material to discover and treat diseases such as cancers, heart disease, neurological, endocrine, and...
What is a Mammography Machine?

What is a Mammography Machine?

A mammography machine uses X-Ray beams to examine the breast for cancer and other diseases. The X-Ray film used is high-contrast and high-resolution, and is specifically designed for imaging the breasts. A mammogram is useful in that it can show changes in the breasts...
What is a CT Scanner?

What is a CT Scanner?

A computerized tomography scanner (CT Scanner,) sometimes called a computerized axial tomography scanner (CAT scanner,) uses a series of X-Ray beams to produce a single “slice” or image or the inside of the human body.   The CT scanner moves in an ‘arc’ around...
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