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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 »

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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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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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A computed tomography, or CT, scan of the chest can help doctors to investigate abnormalities found on an X-ray, reports the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It often helps to identify and evaluate tumors and d... More »

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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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