Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. Because nuclear medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the body, they offer the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages as well as a patient’s immediate response to therapeutic interventions.
Dexascan Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. DXA is today’s established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD).
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Musculoskeletal radiology (MSK) is a subspecialty of radiology. MSK radiology uses state-of-the-art imaging technology to diagnose disorders of bones, joints, and soft tissues using a wide variety of modalities including conventional radiography (x-ray), computed tomography (CT), ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
MSK radiologists help diagnose a variety of musculoskeletal disorders including trauma, sports injury, arthritis, bone and soft tissue tumors, and many other etiologies causing acute and chronic pain.