Ever wonder why your doctor recommended that you see a radiologist to get a diagnostic imaging exam? Providers order these procedures whenever they want to understand better what is happening inside a patient’s body—without doing surgery.
If your physician thinks that you might have a specific condition, disease, or injury, sometimes they can use your imaging results to strengthen their diagnosis. With this added information, your care team can provide a more personalized treatment plan to help you.
The type of imaging exam that most people are familiar with is an X-ray, but there are many other varieties, and each is used for different purposes.
Read on to find out more about X-rays and other common types of imaging exams. Plus, learn the typical reasons why doctors order them.Read More