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Articles on radiology
Making the heart visible in all its functions and structures in order to detect diseases as early as possible is the main diagnostic task in cardiology. Until relatively recently, the only solution was catheterization, an invasive procedure that involves certain stresses and risks.
A study called a lung CT has become widely known in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it can detect much more than the changes related to the notorious virus.
Assessing the nature, localization and extent of a lesion is of paramount importance in lung diagnosis. These questions are the domain of radiology. X-rays and CT scans are commonly used, but in recent years physicians have become increasingly aware of the diagnostic potential of MRI of the lungs and bronchi.
Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography are diagnostic procedures that are highly informative, which has made them especially popular. They are used both routinely and in emergencies.
Radiography was invented over a century ago, but it has still been used in almost all medical fields. It is a non-invasive method of examination that allows timely detection of abnormal conditions in neurology, gastroenterology, gynecology, urology, traumatology, and so on.
Computed tomography is used to assess the condition of musculoskeletal structures and soft tissues. The procedure does not cause unpleasant feelings, provides a large amount of important information, and the amount of radiation exposure allows performing the examination as many times as necessary without harming the body.
Radiology exams are very important for clinical decision making. With teleradiology, the accuracy of interpretation of such data can be improved by bringing in a third-party expert for primary or secondary evaluation. Practice shows that such "remote" radiology has obvious advantages, but some nuances must be taken into account if you want to get the best results. In fact, the effectiveness of a second opinion depends not only on the technical quality, but also on the completeness of medical data provided in addition to the images.