CT scans

A computerised tomography scans uses multiple x-rays that is then processed in a computer to create detailed images of inside of the body. Some scans may involve injecting contrast just before that. Any allergies or kidney problems should be mentioned to the surgeon who is ordering the test and to the radiographer who is performing… Continue reading

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Ultrasound scan

The ultrasound scans are a sonogram that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of part of inside of the body. Most scans last between 15 to 45 minutes and they do not carry the risk of radiation exposure. During the scan the radiographers or the specialist uses a hand held probe which is… Continue reading

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Radiograph; X-Rays

  X-rays are a type of radiation that can pass through the body and is absorbed at different rates by different parts of the body. A detector on the other side of the x-ray machine picks up the x-rays after they have passed through the body and turns them into an image. X-rays are carried… Continue reading

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Nerve Conduction Study

A nerve conduction study (NCS) is a measurement of the speed of conduction of an electrical impulse through a nerve. It is used to assess nerve compression, damage and destruction. It usually takes around 45 minutes for the test. During the test, the nerve is stimulated, usually with surface electrode patches attached to the skin.… Continue reading

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MRI scans

Magnetic resonance imaging is a type of scans which uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of inside of the body. The scan can last up to an hour and it is very important to keep as still as possible during the scan. During the scan you will be lying on a… Continue reading

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