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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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CT scans - information for dental practitioners and their patients
Information supporting dental healthcare professionals to talk with parents and carers about CT scans.
CT scans - information for parents and carers
Providing parents and carers with information about CT scans.