Physicians examine and diagnose many health concerns through imaging. A clear internal image of a patient’s body can tell physicians a great deal about what the cause of their pain or discomfort may be. Different types of imaging include X-rays, CT scans (computer tomography), MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging), Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine imaging including positron-emission tomography (PET).
With these images, trained physicians can examine and diagnose underlying issues of pain or other health concerns inside the body. These imaging methods can be used to examine specific body parts such as muscle tissues, bones, and joints, as well as entire systems ranging from the digestive tract to the reproductive system. Learn more about different kinds of imaging below.