Radiology is a medical discipline that uses imaging technology to make a diagnosis of human diseases. For cancer, an advanced imaging study is part of the staging and the follow-up of the disease.
5 techniques that may be used for cancer diagnosis or follow-up.
X-rays use low doses of radiation to make images of your tissues, bones, and organs.
This scan uses X-rays and a computer to make 3-D images of your body.
A mammogram is an X-ray exam of the breast. It's used to find and diagnose breast disease in people who have breast problems, such as a lump, pain, or nipple discharge.
Ultrasound uses high-energy sound waves and a computer to make images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs. It can be used to look at how well organs are working and to look at blood flow through vessels.
MRI uses a strong magnet, radio waves, and a computer to make detailed images of organs and other structures inside your body.
A PET scan can show differences in the activity of the tissues in your body. It uses a tiny amount of a radioactive substance attached to sugar.