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X-rays

An x-ray uses radiation to create a picture inside of the body. The x-ray beam is absorbed differently by various structures in the body to create the image.

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Tests used in diagnosing dementia

Doctors diagnose dementia using a number of different tests, including physical and neurological examination, cognitive tests, X - Rays and scans.

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Mammography

A mammogram is a type of X-ray used to screen for breast cancer. Learn more about the process, plus the benefits and risks of mammography.

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Pneumonia diagnosis

Doctors diagnose pneumonia mainly by talking to the person who is unwell and examining them. A chest x-ray is also a good help.

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Coronary angiogram

A coronary angiogram is an x-ray procedure used to see whether a person has a certain type of heart disease. See here how the procedure is carried out.

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Lung biopsy

A lung biopsy involves removing small pieces of abnormal lung tissue using a needle. The procedure is performed by a radiologist (doctor who specialises in x-rays and scans).

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Liver biopsy

A liver biopsy removes small pieces of tissue from your liver using a needle. The procedure is performed by a radiologist (doctor who specialises in x-rays and scans).

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Diagnostic imaging

Trusted information about diagnostic imaging from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on CT scan, MRI scan, X-ray scan.

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Heel spur

A heel spur is a bony growth under the heel bone, visible on x-ray only. Find out more about causes and symptoms of heel spurs and what you can do about them.

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CT scan

A CT scan is a medical procedure carried out by a machine that creates a 3D image of your body by moving in a circular motion around you.

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Osteoarthritis diagnosis

Information on how to diagnose osteoarthritis and links to trusted resources.

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