Online Exam Information Center
Learn more about your exam – specifically common uses for each exam, how to prepare, and what to expect.
Imaging exams are used by our radiologists to examine a patient’s internal organs and structures to determine the existence of a medical condition. These procedures utilize a variety of imaging technologies that can use x-rays, magnetic fields, and ultrasound together with computers to produce images from which a diagnosis can be made. The type of imaging procedure or technology used depends upon a patient’s symptoms and the part of the body being examined. Exams can include:
Screening services are procedures that are used to check for disease in asymptomatic patients, provide information on patients with established disease processes, check on the benefit or side effects of other treatments, or to determine if a patient is free from a specific disease. Typical screening procedures include:
- Coronary artery blockages
- Colon cancer
- Lung disorders
Web Link: For more comprehensive information, please visit the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America’s Patient Information website at www.radiologyinfo.org.
This page is intended as an educational resource only. It is not a substitute for professional care. Please see your physician if you have any concerns about your own health.