Medical Diagnostic Imaging
- Diagnostic imaging, also called medical imaging, the use of electromagnetic radiation and certain other technologies to produce images of internal structures of the body for the purpose of accurate diagnosis.
- Diagnostic imaging refers to a variety of non-invasive methods for identifying and monitoring diseases or injuries via the generation of images representing internal anatomic structures and organs of the patient’s body. The detailed images produced by these procedures are used to further inform the patient and physician about the anatomic organization and functional working of the inner organs and structure of the patient’s body. Diagnostic imaging is an informational tool that expands the knowledge of physicians, people and patients and the practice of medicine.
- Radiologists and other physicians interpret the resulting images to diagnose various medical illness or injury so that patient treatment and therapy can be specifically planned and implemented. Diagnostic imaging is also used to guide surgical planning and is often used to follow surgery and/or monitor the outcomes of therapeutic procedures.
- Diagnostic imaging denotes that new innovative techniques like ultrasound (US), magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT) are now also performed in radiology centers and departments along with traditional x-ray or radiology
- Diagnostic Imaging is a Key Tool in the Early Diagnosis and Prevention of Disease