Guiding Imaging Tests
We all know someone – a family member, friend, or neighbor – who has had some form of medical imaging. Whether it’s an X-ray mammogram, CT lung scan or MRI with contrast of the knee, our health care system uses an increasing number of imaging tests to help identify a variety of diseases and injuries.
For the most part, advances in imaging are a very good thing. Especially when they are used to get the best imaging information with the lowest possible radiation dose.
Medical imaging saves lives and makes it easier for radiologists such as Kenneth Salce, M.D., of Northern Arizona Radiology, to find and diagnose disease as soon as possible and with the most accuracy.
"Advances in medical imaging over the past 20 years have been amazing,” said Salce. “Greater accuracy and lower radiation have continued to make imaging procedures better, safer and faster, saving lives and helping to rule out – or more effectively treat – injury and disease."