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  • Advances in Therapeutic Radiology

    Advances in Therapeutic Radiology Like all medical specialties, the field of therapeutic radiology continues to make advances in knowledge and technology. Many newer radiation modalities are being us...

  • Arteriogram

    Arteriogram What is an arteriogram? An arteriogram is an X-ray of the blood vessels called arteries. It is performed to evaluate various vascular conditions, such as an aneurysm (a bulging, weakened ...

  • Barium X-Rays (Upper and Lower GI)

    Barium X-Rays (Upper and Lower GI) What are barium X-rays? A barium X-ray is a radiographic (X-ray) examination of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Barium X-rays (also called upper and lower GI serie...

  • Brachytherapy

    Brachytherapy What is brachytherapy? Brachytherapy is radiation treatment that is given inside the patient, as close to the cancer as possible. The radiation is delivered inside the body with radioac...

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan

    Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan What is a CT or CAT scan? A CT or CAT scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce horizontal, or a...

  • Diagnostic Radiology

    Diagnostic Radiology Diagnostic radiology is the process of creating images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures with external radiation. Diagnostic radiology techniques include the...

  • External Beam Therapy

    External Beam Therapy What is external beam therapy? External beam therapy is a type of therapeutic radiology that is delivered externally from a machine directed to the cancer inside the patient. Ex...

  • Fluoroscopy

    Fluoroscopy What is fluoroscopy? Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures--similar to an X-ray "movie." A continuous X-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined, and is transmit...

  • Glossary - Radiology

    Glossary - Radiology | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [return to top] angi...

  • Home Page - Radiology

    Topic Index The Radiologist The Radiology Team Diagnostic Radiology Therapeutic Radiology (Radiation Oncology) Interventional Radiology Glossary Radiology is the branch of medicine that uses radioact...

  • Interventional Radiology

    Interventional Radiology What is interventional radiology? Interventional radiologists are involved in the treatment of the patient, as well as the diagnosis of disease. They treat an ever-widening r...

  • Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)

    Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) What is an intravenous pyelogram (IVP)? An intravenous pyelogram, also called intravenous urography, is a diagnostic X-ray of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. When a con...

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) What is MRI? MRI is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and struct...

  • Mammography

    Mammography What is mammography (mammogram)? Mammography is an X-ray examination of the breast. It is used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women who either have breast problems such as a lum...

  • Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear Medicine What is nuclear medicine? Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials, or radiopharmaceuticals, to examine organ functio...

  • Online Resources - Radiology

    Online Resources - Radiology This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice ...

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

    Positron Emission Tomography (PET) What is positron emission tomography (PET)? Positron emission tomography (PET) is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that measures metabolic activity of the cells...

  • Radiosurgery

    Radiosurgery What is radiosurgery? Radiosurgery, also called stereotactic radiosurgery, is a very precise form of therapeutic radiology. Even though it is called surgery, radiosurgery does not involv...

  • The Radiologist

    The Radiologist Who is the radiologist? Radiologists are medical doctors (MDs) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) who have completed a four year residency in either diagnostic radiology or radi...

  • The Radiology Team

    The Radiology Team Who are the members of the radiology team? The quality performance of radiology examinations and procedures, along with accurate and timely interpretation of radiology procedure re...

  • Therapeutic Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

    Therapeutic Radiology (Radiation Oncology) Listed in the directory below are some of the more common therapeutic radiology procedures, for which we have provided a brief overview. Therapeutic Radiolo...

  • Therapeutic Radiology Overview

    Therapeutic Radiology Overview Therapeutic radiology (also called radiation oncology or radiation therapy) is the treatment of cancer and other diseases with radiation. Oncology is the branch of medi...

  • Topic Index - Radiology

    Topic Index - Radiology Radiology Home The Radiologist The Radiology Team Diagnostic Radiology Arteriogram (Angiogram) Barium X-ray (Upper and Lower GI) Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan Fluorosco...

  • Ultrafast CT (Computed Tomography) Scan

    Ultrafast CT (Computed Tomography) Scan What is ultrafast CT? In standard X-rays, a beam of energy is aimed at the body part being studied. A plate behind the body part captures the variations of the...

  • Ultrasound

    Ultrasound What is an ultrasound? An ultrasound procedure is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) diagnostic procedure used to assess soft tissue structures such as muscles, blood vessels, and org...

  • X-Rays

    X-Rays What are X-rays? X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film or digital media. Standard X-rays are performed for many rea...