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 » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

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 » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

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 » Health Diagnostics & Imaging
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