Dr. David Schulsinger explains that perinephric fat stranding is a hazy appearance in a linear pattern in the soft tissues in the perinephric space on a computed tomography image. The perinephric space, explains Aizenste... More »

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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A positron emission tomography scan is conducted by administering a radioactive tracer chemical to the patient and using a full-body scanner to detect how the substance interacts with tissues, organs and blood, states Me... More »

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A virtual colonoscopy, or a CT colonoscopy, is performed using computer tomography scanning to get an image of the interior of the colon, according to RadiologyInfo.org. This procedure is less invasive than an endoscopy ... More »

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The U.S. National Library of Medicine describes that a positron emission tomography, or PET scan, shows how organs and tissues are working, while a magnetic resonance image, an MRI, and a computed tomography, a CT scan, ... More »

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The difference between positron emission tomography scanners and computed tomography scanners is that PET scanners detect early metabolic changes that occur at the cellular level of tissue or organs, according to Clevela... More »

Computerized tomography, or CT, scans provide several cross-sectional X-ray images of a specific area of the body as ordered by a doctor, according to WebMD. The machines are used to detect tumors, bone injuries, tissue ... More »

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