Nuclear Medicine, X-Rays & Fluoroscopy in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada
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Nuclear medicine has the ability to image the extent of a disease-process in the body, rather than relying on physical changes in the tissue anatomy. In some diseases, nuclear medicine studies can identify medical problems at an earlier stage than other diagnostic tests.
X-ray refers to procedures that use standard x-rays to view parts of the body. This type of exam includes conventional x-rays, tomography (CT), and fluoroscopy. All three of these procedures use a very low dose of radiation, making the procedures extremely safe as diagnostic exams.
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique commonly used by physicians to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient using a fluoroscope. In its simplest form, a fluoroscope consists of an X-ray source and fluorescent screen between which a patient is placed, while the images are recorded and played on a monitor.