What is a Nuclear Camera?

The nuclear camera is sometimes called the gamma camera, and is used to take images of the brain, thyroid, lungs, liver, skeleton, and more.   The device is used to image gamma radiation emitting radioisotopes, which is called scintigraphy. The basic concept is...

What is a C-Arm?

You may know the C-Arm as an imaging device that uses X-Ray technology and has a C shape, making it able to be used flexibly in many different areas within a clinic.   The C-Arm is commonly used for intraoperative imaging and in the fields of orthopedics,...

What is an Ultrasound Machine?

You probably know that an Ultrasound Machine is most commonly used during pregnancy to view the fetus. You might also know that it is also commonly used to evaluate pain and swelling, the gallbladder, pancreas, eyes, thyroid, and much more. The machine can even be...

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?

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?

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?

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?

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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