In modern days, use of medical imaging equipment carries a great importance. This is because nowadays medical practitioners often perform various body checks in which imaging machines prove to be very handy and useful. When it comes to imaging machines, there is a large variety of machines available that are used by these medical practitioners.
Imaging is done just to see the inner condition of the body parts as well as body structure. This is an important part of medical treatment because imaging machines can catch the issues that are not generally diagnosed by the body checkup.
Different types of medical imaging machines
- Computed tomography – this is most commonly known as CT scan. This imaging is the process in which many different projections of X-ray are taken from various angles in order to produce cross sectional images of the inner body very thoroughly. This imaging method provides a 3-d view of various body parts that include pelvis, soft tissues, the lungs, abdomen, bones etc. This method is also used for the diagnosis of cancer such as pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and liver cancer.
- Positron emission tomography – this technique is the nuclear imaging method that helps the physicians to know about the functioning of the body organs as well as tissues. PET is frequently used with a combination of CT imaging, in which scanner is used and minimal amount of radiopharmaceuticals are also used and radiopharmaceuticals are then injected into the veins of the patient to get a more detailed picture of the body.