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Medical Imaging

When you're hurt or sick, doctors sometimes order scans to diagnose the problem. Learn about the types of medical imaging, the latest advancements in technology and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's commitment to "image lightly" - using the lowest radiation possible. Plus, take our quiz (8 questions) to find out how much do you really know about different types of medical imaging.

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Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal Issues Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal Issues
ERCP: Imaging Used in Advanced GI Procedure ERCP: Imaging Used in Advanced GI Procedure

MammorgramDiagnostic Tests

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CT ScanImaging Safely

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MRI of the kneeImaging: A View of the Knee

» Computerized Radiography
» Digital Radiographic Fluoroscopy
» Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
» Computed Tomography (CT)

Answers to Your Questions

Read the answers to previously asked questions about imaging by experts from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.