A brain scan is process that uses a device to generate an image of the brain. The most common scans are magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. More »

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A CT scan of the abdomen is useful in detecting conditions such as appendicitis and diverticulitis, while a scan of the urinary tract helps check for issues like kidney stones and blockages, explains WebMD. A scan of the... More »

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Prices for a CT scan vary considerably and depend on location and the negotiating power of the provider administering the scan, states Bernard Health. National median costs in 2014 are $695 for a brain CT, $785 for a che... More »

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During a parathyroid scan, a radiologist or technologist passes a handheld ultrasonic device over the neck to produce an image of the parathyroid glands, as described by WebMD. The test takes about 30 minutes to complete... More »

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A nuclear medicine parathyroid scan is a scan that takes an image of the parathyroid gland by using radioactive material, according to PeaceHealth. Nuclear medicine scans and imaging are different from a traditional X-ra... More »

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An abdominal CT scan is an imaging in which X-rays are used to create a cross-sectional image of the abdomen, according to MedlinePlus. It is performed when a physician suspects a medical issue that cannot be determined ... More »

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MedlinePlus explains that an abdominal MRI, or magnetic resonance image, is a scan that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to generate an image of the inside of the abdomen and stomach area. The test can be performed ... More »

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