Radiology Research Paper

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"Radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat diseases seen within the body. Radiologists use many imaging techniques including: X-ray radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, nuclear medicine including positron emission tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose and treat diseases." Some of the experiments they do include testing X-ray dark-field radiography on a living organism for the first time. They test the organism for lung disease. X-Ray dark-field radiography produces very detailed imagines of the lung. They hope to be able detect other diseases with this radiography at an earlier stage which has never been done before. Another experiment the scientist did research on dental X-rays and …show more content…

During these studies, the researchers examined the effects of some of the radiation from a CT scan on cells. The radiation from the CT scan damaged them slightly but only if there was a very high amount of radiation exposure. Also some cardiology experts have combined two types of imaging techniques to produce a 3D model of a person 's heart. This is the first time CT and 3DTEE has been used together like this and they are also trying to find a way to combine it with an MRI …show more content…

A way radiology can contribute to society after the Boston Bombing, the doctors who took care of the patients told about the very important roles that all of the CT scanners and radiologist played in the after math of the Boston Bombing. The radiologist performed 57 X-rays and 16 CT scans as a whole. Another way this contributes to society is by researching if higher priced exams worked as good as lower priced exams. One experiment that people in an interventional radiology department have done is see if the more expensive vertebroplasty worked any better than the less expensive and less used vertebroplasty. The results were that they both worked about the same. Doctors have also done research on Planters Fasciitis. They have actually found a way to treat and cure it with ultrasound imaging for people who didn 't respond to the medication that they were given for it. They used the treatment on the people and they saw better results in their feet in

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