Modern medicine has all sorts of different procedures patients can undergo for treatment. While doctors might have a fairly good knowledge on what these are, the layperson is probably a bit confused hearing all that medical jargon and complex terminology tossed about. One aforementioned case of jargon is the broad term of diagnostic radiology. To help you be a bit more in the know the next time you’re at the doctor’s office, here’s an explanation as to what diagnostic radiology is, what it’s used for, and what you should know going into it.
What is It?
Diagnostic radiology is a sort of umbrella term for a number of non-invasive imaging procedures. There are various types of imaging under this umbrella, such as radiography, ultrasound, MRI, and more. While the methods of imaging are different, they all have utility in monitoring or diagnosing different types of conditions.