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Radiology

  • Brachytherapy

    Brachytherapy is radiation treatment that is given inside the patient, as close to the cancer as possible. The radiation is delivered to the body site with radioactive isotopes inside wires, seeds, or rods. These devices are called implants.

  • Diagnostic Radiology

    Detailed information on the most common procedures used for diagnostic radiology, including arteriogram, barium x-ray, computed tomography scan, fluoroscopy, intravenous pyelogram, magnetic resonance imaging, mammogram, ultrafast CT scan, ultrasound, x ra

  • Radiologist

    Radiology has become highly specialized, as have most other medical and surgical specialties. The current trend is for radiologists to become specialized in a particular discipline, such as cardiology (the study and treatment of the heart) or neurology (the study and treatment of the brain and nervous system).

  • External Beam Therapy

    External beam therapy is a type of therapeutic radiology that is delivered externally from a machine directed to the cancer inside the patient. Examples of external beam therapy machines include linear accelerators, cobalt machines, or orthovoltage X-ray machines.

  • Home Page - Radiology

    Detailed information on radiology, including the radiologist, the radiology team, radiological imaging, diagnostic radiology, therapeutic radiology, radiation oncology, and interventional radiology

  • Interventional Radiology

    Detailed information on interventional radiology, including what procedures interventional radiologists perform

  • Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)

    Detailed information on intravenous pyelogram, including information on how the procedure is performed

  • Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to examine organ function and structure. This branch of radiology is often used to help diagnose and treat abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease, such as thyroid cancer.

  • Online Resources - Radiology

    List of online resources to find additional information on radiology

  • Advances in Therapeutic Radiology

    One newer therapy combines radiation and chemotherapy, because in some cases, radiation may improve the effects of chemotherapy, and vice versa. Another therapy uses external beam radiation during surgery to treat cancerous tumors or certain other forms of cancer.

  • Therapeutic Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

    Detailed information on therapeutic radiology, including information on external beam therapy and brachytherapy

  • Topic Index - Radiology

    Detailed information on radiology, including the radiologist, the radiology team, radiological imaging, diagnostic radiology, therapeutic radiology, radiation oncology, and interventional radiology

  • Radiology Team

    The radiology team is led by one or more radiologists. Radiologists are responsible for interpreting the results of exams, performing certain procedures, conferring and consulting with other physicians in other specialties, and ensuring the overall quality performance of the entire team.

  • Ultrasound

    Detailed information on ultrasonograpy, also called sonography including information on how the procedure is performed

  • Therapeutic Radiology Overview
  • Radiosurgery

    Radiosurgery uses focused beams of radiation to treat cancerous tissues without a surgical incision or opening. The treatment is called "surgery" because creates a result similar to an actual surgical procedure.