A CT scan is a radiological imaging test that creates detailed images of the body, according to Medline Plus. It may be used to diagnose an infection, guide a surgeon to the correct area throughout a biopsy, identify mas... More »

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The computerized tomography scanner produces a three-dimensional cross-sectional image of the pelvis, blood vessels, lungs, brain, abdomen, bones and soft tissues, according to Medical News Today. Several two-dimensional... More »

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The images section on the right-hand side of MedlinePlus' "Abdominal CT scan" entry contains photos of abdominal CT scans. The images section includes diagrams of a CT scan as well as images of CT scans that indicate var... More »

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A head magnetic resonance imaging scan, or MRI, is a test that produces images of the brain using a strong magnetic field and radio-wave energy, according to WebMD. It typically offers useful information that X-ray, ultr... More »

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An MRI scan is an imaging technique that uses radio waves passed through the body to generate images of the body's structures, according to MedicineNet. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging, and there are no known r... More »

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A PET scan is an imaging test that measures blood flow, oxygen use, glucose metabolism and other body processes, according to Healthline. It is commonly used to detect cancers because it shows tissue abnormalities at the... More »

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A bone scan is a nuclear imaging test used in the diagnosis of bone diseases and disorders. A bone scan is also used in tracking the location of cancer that has metastasized, or spread to a different location than the or... More »