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    • Advances in Therapeutic Radiology

      One newer therapy combines radiation and chemotherapy, because in some cases, radiation may improve the effects of chemotherapy, and vice versa. Another therapy uses external beam radiation during surgery to treat cancerous tumors or certain other forms of cancer.

    • Arteriogram

      Detailed information on arteriogram, also called angiogram, including information on how the procedure is performed

    • Barium X-Rays (Upper and Lower GI)

      Detailed information on barium x-rays, also called upper and lower GI series, including information on how the procedure is performed

    • Brachytherapy

      Brachytherapy is radiation treatment that is given inside the patient, as close to the cancer as possible. The radiation is delivered to the body site with radioactive isotopes inside wires, seeds, or rods. These devices are called implants.

    • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan

      Detailed information on computed tomography scans, also called CT scan or CAT scan, including information on how the procedure is performed

    • Diagnostic Radiology

      Detailed information on the most common procedures used for diagnostic radiology, including arteriogram, barium x-ray, computed tomography scan, fluoroscopy, intravenous pyelogram, magnetic resonance imaging, mammogram, ultrafast CT scan, ultrasound, x ra

    • External Beam Therapy

      External beam therapy is a type of therapeutic radiology that is delivered externally from a machine directed to the cancer inside the patient. Examples of external beam therapy machines include linear accelerators, cobalt machines, or orthovoltage X-ray machines.

    • Fluoroscopy

      Detailed information on fluoroscopy, including information on how the procedure is performed

    • Glossary - Radiology

      Glossary of terms relating to radiology

    • Home Page - Radiology

      Detailed information on radiology, including the radiologist, the radiology team, radiological imaging, diagnostic radiology, therapeutic radiology, radiation oncology, and interventional radiology

    • Interventional Radiology

      Detailed information on interventional radiology, including what procedures interventional radiologists perform

    • Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)

      Detailed information on intravenous pyelogram, including information on how the procedure is performed

    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

      Detailed information on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including information on how the procedure is performed

    • Mammography
    • Nuclear Medicine

      Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to examine organ function and structure. This branch of radiology is often used to help diagnose and treat abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease, such as thyroid cancer.

    • Online Resources - Radiology

      List of online resources to find additional information on radiology

    • Overview of Radiological Imaging

      X-rays, CT scans, and fluoroscopy are radiological examinations whose images are produced by transmission. In transmission imaging, a beam of high-energy photons is produced and passed through the body structure being examined.

    • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

      PET is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that measures metabolic activity of the cells of body tissues. Used mostly in patients with brain or heart conditions and cancer, PET helps to visualize the biochemical changes taking place in the body.

    • Radiosurgery

      Radiosurgery uses focused beams of radiation to treat cancerous tissues without a surgical incision or opening. The treatment is called "surgery" because creates a result similar to an actual surgical procedure.

    • The Radiologist

      Radiology has become highly specialized, as have most other medical and surgical specialties. The current trend is for radiologists to become specialized in a particular discipline, such as cardiology (the study and treatment of the heart) or neurology (the study and treatment of the brain and nervous system).

    • The Radiology Team

      The radiology team is led by one or more radiologists. Radiologists are responsible for interpreting the results of exams, performing certain procedures, conferring and consulting with other physicians in other specialties, and ensuring the overall quality performance of the entire team.

    • Therapeutic Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

      Detailed information on therapeutic radiology, including information on external beam therapy and brachytherapy

    • Therapeutic Radiology Overview
    • Topic Index - Radiology

      Detailed information on radiology, including the radiologist, the radiology team, radiological imaging, diagnostic radiology, therapeutic radiology, radiation oncology, and interventional radiology

    • Ultrafast CT (Computed Tomography) Scan

      Detailed information on ultrafast computed tomography scans, also called ultrafast CT scan or ultrafast CAT scan, including information on how the procedure is performed

    • Ultrasound

      Detailed information on ultrasonograpy, also called sonography including information on how the procedure is performed

    • X-Rays

      Detailed information on x-ray, including information on how the procedure is performed