Importance of medical imaging methods in medicine
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CitationYıldırım, Ö., Aydın, İ., & Kökkülünk, H. T. (2020). Importance of medical imaging methods in medicine. Aurum Journal of Health Sciences, 2(Supplement 1 (Congress issue)), 23-28.
Medicine, it is a multidisciplinary science. It is based on the principle of obtaining clearer information about diseases through the cooperation of many branches. In the medical field, radiology science has an important place especially in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. With the development of radiology science, in other words, medical imaging methods, the diagnosis of diseases has become easier. Imaging techniques are mainly based on the process of making the invisible parts of the human body visible by various methods. Radiology; It can basically be classified under two titles: diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology. For diagnosis, there are seven basic methods in radiology and nuclear medicine clinics: x-ray, mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), ultrasonography (US), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). While ionizing radiation sources such as X-ray and gamma-ray are used in some of these methods, radiation is not used in some, instead there are methods that use radio waves and supersonic waves. In terms of interventional radiology, biopsies, and ablation treatments samples can be shown. Apart from these methods, there are various devices for special use with the developing technology. In this study, basic imaging methods will be mentioned. It is very important for both patients and healthcare professionals to know the devices containing radiation and to have information.