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...
What is an MRI Machine?

What is an MRI Machine?

An MRI machine, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a medical imaging device that uses a magnet in order to take detailed images inside the human body.   Other imaging devices use radiation in order to garner images of the human body, but the MRI is unique in that...
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