- CONVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
- It is based on radiography procedures (X-Rays). It is the basic radiology test, and given its universal distribution it is easy to access.
- Although there are more advanced radiology diagnosis techniques, conventional radiology still remains in most of the diagnosis algorithms because in many cases it is enough to confirm the physicians suspected diagnosis.
- It is based on the use of conventional radiology (X-Ray) and contrast agents that are opaque to radiation. Its administration allows us to study the digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, and even the body vessels.
- The mammography is a special test in conventional radiology that consists of an X-Ray of the breasts. Each breast is studied separately and in different projections in order to assure a good image.
- The breast must be compressed between to plates in order to perform the scan. This can be uncomfortable but it is very important in order to achieve a high quality scan.
- The ultrasound scan is a type of imaging diagnosis based on the use of ultrasounds.
- It is a painless test that does not use harmful radiation and it can be repeated as many times as necessary without it being a risk for the patient.
Computed Tomography (CT)
- The computed Tomography (TC, or also know as CAT scan) is a special imaging technique derived from the application of X-rays (radiography).Like in a conventional radiology there is an X-ray emitter in front of the patient and a detector behind them, however, the difference is that both the emitter and receiver are moving around the patient, making a full rotation to get an image.
Magnetic Resonance (MR)
- The Magnetic Resonance is recently the most advanced technology in medicine for precision diagnosis of multiple diseases, even in early stages. It also has the peculiarity of not using ionizing radiation, allowing us to broaden the diagnostic possibilities without irradiating the patient.