Medical Imaging

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Medical imaging careers include the use of a wide variety of technology to obtain images of the patient's body as well as to treat illnesses with radiation therapy.

Radiology is the use of radiant energy, such as x-rays, in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Today, radiation is used not only to produce interior images of the body to diagnose illness and injury but also in the treatment of diseases such as cancer.

With x-rays, dense objects such as bones can be seen clearly, but soft tissue cannot. Other forms of imaging, like ultrasound, computed axial tomography (CT) scan, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) make it possible to view soft tissues and organs like the brain and heart.