MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) - A machine that uses magnetic fields and produces radio wave energy to create images of organs and structures inside the body. MRI's can scan your head, chest, blood vessels, abdomen and pelvis, bones and joints, and spine. Time ranges to 30-45 minutes.

PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography) - A machine that produce 3-dimensional, color pictures of the body. They are used to diagnose people with health conditions and how they developed. They tend to take up to 30-45 minutes.
PET scans are used to study
  1. Epilepsy
  2. Heart disease
  3. Cancer
  4. Medical Research
  5. Alzheimer's disease

X-Ray - A test that develops images of your bone structure inside your body. Dense materials like bones and metal show up as white. The air in your lungs show up as black. Muscles and fat show up as gray. X-rays are the oldest and most common form of medical imagining. They can be 5 minutes long or up to an hour long.

Radiotracers - A chemical compound which one or more atoms have been replaced by a radioisotope. It's a radioactive isotope that is used a tracer.

Radiation Therapy - A high energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. Their are two types of radiation therapy: external-beam radiation (outside the body) and internal radiation (inside the body).
  • People receive radiation theory before, during or after surgery
  • It kills the cells by the radiation damaging their DNA
It also kills and damages normal cells which will lead to side affects such as:
-Fibrosis
-Damage to bowels
-Memory loss
-Infertility

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Click on the link below to view Video on Nuclear Medical Treatments
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Work Cited:
http://www.acrin.org/PATIENTS/INTRODUCTION.aspx

Created By: Liam, Morgan, and Taylor