What Is Flexible Diagnostic Imaging

Flexible diagnostic imaging is better known as flexible diagnostic imaging and is typically a program for those who want to establish a career in healthcare or imaging administration. These positions tend to pay well and are needed nationwide throughout several healthcare industries.

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What is considered diagnostic imaging?

For starters, diagnostic imaging is crucial in properly diagnosing patients so they can receive the right treatment quickly. Since the development of the x-ray in the early 1900s, we have come a long way since then as diagnostic imaging isn’t as dangerous as it once was. Following some major adjustments and testing, Computed Tomography (CT), digital conversions, and Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) offer us more advanced and safer options when it comes to diagnostic imaging services.

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What are the different types of diagnostic imaging?

Diagnostic imaging includes several forms of machinery seen in hospitals and clinics everywhere such as:

3D mammography machinery – Crucial in detecting breast cancer in various stages by taking slices of images from varied angles. This type of testing can be used to catch signs of cancer sooner, giving the patient a better fighting chance.

CTs – Used largely for internal injuries, computed tomography takes a series of x-ray images from several angles. The software used then produces slices of these images viewed through different cross-sections featuring bone, tissue, and blood vessels.

DEXA scans – This scan is better known as the bone density scan and helps doctors diagnose osteoporosis before any real damage is done to the body. This scan is especially critical for women as women are more likely to suffer from bone density issues.

MRIs – MRI is an extremely large magnet that is used to get an ideal image of a person’s body. MRIs are seen in the form of a Closed MRI, Wide Bore MRI, True Open MRI, and 3T. 

PET/CT scans – This type of scan is used to show organ and tissue operation. Vein flow can also be shown with this scan using injectable tracers.

Ultrasound – Most commonly referred to when looking at a woman’s pregnant belly, ultrasounds can also be used to diagnose a number of other diseases or abnormalities. It is used for pregnant women because there is no radiation emitted as the image is produced by sound waves.

X-rays – This form of diagnostic imaging is used abundantly for viewing broken bones or large tears in the tissue of a body.

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Is ultrasound a diagnostic test or imaging?

Ultrasound is a form of imaging and can be used to both detect and rule out issues within the organs, vessels, and other bodily tissue without the need to make large incisions on the body. Ultrasound machinery uses high-frequency sound waves to create images within the body to reveal any potential problems. 

Ultrasounds can detect things such as blocked arteries and whether a fetus is developing in a healthy way. An ultrasound can also take a good look at vital organs like the heart, kidneys, pancreas, gallbladder, and liver. Sound waves are not as easily absorbed through more dense tissue and can, therefore, create a good visual for doctors to observe.

At Gray & Green BioMedical Services, we make it easy to schedule mandatory maintenance and repairs for your hospital’s state of the art medical imaging machinery and equipment. Contact us today and reach us 24/7 to schedule an appointment.

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