Providing Baystate Medical Center, and their affiliates, with accredited, sub-specialized radiology services. We answer your questions. From first appointment to the final follow up—your every contact with our staff will be easy, informative and friendly. Exceptional Medical Expertise All radiologists are trained to interpret medical images of the whole body from the wide variety of imaging machines.
Projectional radiograph of the knee. The X-rays are projected through the body onto a detector; an image is formed based on which rays pass through and are detected versus those that are absorbed or scattered in the patient and thus are not detected. In film-screen radiography, an X-ray tube generates a beam of X-rays, which is aimed at the patient.
The X-rays that pass through the patient are filtered through a device called an grid or X-ray filterto reduce scatter, and strike an undeveloped film, which is held tightly to a screen of light-emitting phosphors in a light-tight cassette.
The film is then developed chemically and an image appears on the film. Film-screen radiography is being replaced by phosphor plate radiography but more recently by digital radiography DR and the EOS imaging.
In digital radiography the sensors shape a plate, but in the EOS system, which is a slot-scanning system, a linear sensor vertically scans the patient.
Plain radiography was the only imaging modality available during the first 50 years of radiology. Due to its availability, speed, and lower costs compared to other modalities, radiography is often the first-line test of choice in radiologic diagnosis.
Also despite the large amount of data in CT scans, MR scans and other digital-based imaging, there are many disease entities in which the classic diagnosis is obtained by plain radiographs. Examples include various types of arthritis and pneumonia, bone tumors especially benign bone tumorsfractures, congenital skeletal anomalies, etc.
Mammography and DXA are two applications of low energy projectional radiography, used for the evaluation for breast cancer and osteoporosisrespectively.
Fluoroscopy Fluoroscopy and angiography are special applications of X-ray imaging, in which a fluorescent screen and image intensifier tube is connected to a closed-circuit television system. Radiocontrast agents are usually administered by swallowing or injecting into the body of the patient to delineate anatomy and functioning of the blood vessels, the genitourinary systemor the gastrointestinal tract GI tract.
Two radiocontrast agents are presently in common use. Iodine, in multiple proprietary forms, is given by oral, rectal, vaginal, intra-arterial or intravenous routes. These radiocontrast agents strongly absorb or scatter X-rays, and in conjunction with the real-time imaging, allow demonstration of dynamic processes, such as peristalsis in the digestive tract or blood flow in arteries and veins.
Iodine contrast may also be concentrated in abnormal areas more or less than in normal tissues and make abnormalities tumorscystsinflammation more conspicuous. Additionally, in specific circumstances, air can be used as a contrast agent for the gastrointestinal system and carbon dioxide can be used as a contrast agent in the venous system; in these cases, the contrast agent attenuates the X-ray radiation less than the surrounding tissues.
X-ray computed tomography Image from a CT scan of the brain CT imaging uses X-rays in conjunction with computing algorithms to image the body.
CT is acquired in the axial plane, with coronal and sagittal images produced by computer reconstruction.
Radiocontrast agents are often used with CT for enhanced delineation of anatomy. Although radiographs provide higher spatial resolution, CT can detect more subtle variations in attenuation of X-rays higher contrast resolution.About Clermont Radiology.
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