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CT/ CAT Scan/ Computerized Axial Tomagraphy

An imaging technique reconstructs the human. See the 3D structure of the body. Can use to check for cirrhosis or cancer

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MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

An imaging technique that employs a magnetic field and radio waves to portray subtle structural differences

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Inspection

General inspection involves examining body proportions, posture, and patterns of movement. Local inspection is examining the site of injury.

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Palpatation

Physician uses hands to feel body. This provides information on skin temp and texture (find sensitive spots)

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Percussion

Tapping fingers or hand to find density of underlying tissue. (If lungs are filled w fluid chest will sound more dense than normal)

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Auscultation

Listening to body sounds with a stethoscope

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DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography)

Used to monitor blood flow through specific organs.Xrays are taken before and after radiopaque dye is administered. A computer subtracts what is common to both images

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Ultrasonography

Small transmitter contacting the skin sends high frequency sounds then picks up an echo. The waves are reflected by internal organs and a picture is produced.

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Endoscopy

Camera is used to observe digestive tract

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Radiography/X Rays

High energy radiation that can penetrate living tissues. Creates an image with radio dense tissues (such as bone) appearing white, and less dense tissues appearing in shades of grey or black