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An ultrasound is a device that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of some part of the inside of the body, such as the stomach, gall bladder, liver, heart, tendons, muscles, joints and blood vessels. Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images not radiation (X-ray).

A vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive method used to examine the circulation in the blood vessels of the body, including blood vessels in the neck, abdomen, arms and legs.

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive material (tracer) in the diagnosis disease.

A nuclear medicine bone scan is generally used in evaluation of various bone-related pathology, such as for bone pain, stress fracture, nonmalignant bone lesions, bone infections, or the spread of cancer to the bone.

Nuclear medicine myocardial perfusion scan plays a pivotal role in the non-invasive detection of coronary artery disease; determine if the heart is receiving enough blood, and to determine if more cardiac testing is necessary.

A cardiologist will interpret this test and the results will be sent to the referring physician.

CT scans combines a series of X-rays taken from many different angles and computer processing to create cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissues inside the body. The doctor will be able to look at each of these Images individually or perform additional visualization to view inside the body from different angles. CT images can be combined to create 3-D images. The radiation exposure is minimal and the test provides detailed information.

An X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body — particularly your bones.

X-rays are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through. Dense materials, such as bone and metal, show up as white on X-rays. The air in your lungs shows up as black. Fat and muscle appear as varying shades of gray.