Diagnosis

Kansas Surgical Consultants utilizes radiology services including x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans (CAT scans), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and nuclear medicine scans to properly diagnose and treat conditions.

Nuclear medicine introduces radioisotopes internally to the body, as opposed to radiology or x-rays, which penetrate the body from the outside. Nuclear medicine scans are helpful for diagnosing thyroid disease, gallbladder disease (diagnosed using HIDA scans), and cancer.

Today, about one-third of all procedures used in modern hospitals involve radiation or radioactivity, according to the Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information.

X-rays

If your doctor has scheduled you to have an x-ray exam, it is important that you understand why you have been asked to undergo this test and what steps are needed for proper preparation.

A chest x-ray and x-rays of the bones are often taken to check your general health and see if there has been any spread of the cancer to other parts of the body.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound (US) imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of obtaining images of internal organs by sending high-frequency sound waves into the body. The reflected sound waves’ echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time, visual image. No ionizing radiation (x-ray) is involved in ultrasound imaging.
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CT Scan (CAT scan)

CT scan is basically an x-ray tube that rotates in a circle around the patient and takes a series of pictures as it rotates. The multiple x-ray pictures are reconstructed by a computer in axial slice images at different levels. Each level can be examined separately.
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive imaging technique. This test is similar to a CT scan but uses magnetism instead of X-rays to build up cross-sectional pictures of your body. It is used to view organs, soft-tissue, bone, and other internal body structures.
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