A computerized tomography (CT) scan integrates a series of X-ray images drawn from different angles and uses computer system processing to produce cross-sectional images, or pieces, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images offer more detailed details than plain X-rays do.
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a noninvasive diagnostic test that takes detailed pictures of the soft tissues of the body. Unlike X-rays or CT, images are created using an electromagnetic field, radio waves, and a computer. It permits your doctor to see your spine or brain in slices, as if it were sliced layer-by-layer and […]