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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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CT scan

A computed tomography (CT) scan is a 3D image of your body. It’s generated by a machine that moves around you. Learn more about CT scans here.

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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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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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Coronary angiogram

A coronary angiogram is an x-ray 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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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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Tomography

Links to articles about tomography.

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What is a radiographer? What is a radiologist?

Radiographers and radiologists are medical professionals who work with imaging technologies to help diagnose injuries and diseases. Find out more about both professions and the different roles they play.

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Facet joint injection

A facet joint injection can be used to find out if your pain is caused by your facet joints, or to treat pain in your facet joints.

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