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VII4 - 3 used chiefly on soft tissues such as brain&...

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anatomy 1 VII. Medical Imaging Techniques A. Classic X-ray : radiography (radiograph) 1. good for dense structures (bones and tumors) B. Computed Tomography (CT) or 1. employs X-ray technology to create clearer image 2. tumors, aneurysms, kidney stones, gallstones, etc. C. Dynamic Spatial Reconstruction (DSR) 1. employs X-ray technology to see organ action/motion 2. measures physiology of heart, lungs, vessels; can indicate abnormality/deformity in structure; tissue damage D. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 1. uses magnetic properties of molecules, not X-rays 2. presence of cancer cells, chemical disease of brain, spinal cord disorders, blood flow problems, injury after stroke, measure effects of drugs on tissues
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Unformatted text preview: 3. used chiefly on soft tissues such as brain & heart E. Ultrasound (US) 1. uses high frequency sound waves 2. gall stones, pelvic organs, blood flow, fetal development F. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) 1. uses radioisotopes such as Carbon-11, Nitrogen-13 2. effects of drugs, site of molecules, cancer cells 3. very good at studying glucose absorption by neurons in the brain during certain tasks G. Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) 1. takes X-ray picture before and after administration of contrast substance to the vessels 2. used to study vessels of the brain and heart to help prevent strokes and heart attacks Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) Scanning anatomy 1...
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