A mammogram is an X-ray that can detect breast cancer even if you have no symptoms or signs of a lump. This is without a doubt the way to go for early detection.
MRI uses a powerful magnet and radio-waves to produce superbly detailed views of the human body, particularly soft tissues, such as the brain, spinal cord and muscles.
Nuclear Medicine Imaging (also known as a Radio Isotope) uses small amounts of radio-active pharmaceuticals to image the body and help diagnose or treat a variety of diseases.
An X-ray is a quick and safe procedure that is commonly used as a means of looking at the human body-usually the bones.
This is a sub-speciality of Radiology which uses various forms of Radiology to preform procedures which are minimally invasive.
A CT scan is a test that uses an X-ray machine that spins around the patient to obtain detailed images. This means that many images of the body are produced as if the body had been sliced and turned onto its side for viewing.
PET is especially effective in identifying whether or not a cancer is present; in particular lung, head and neck, colorectal, oesophageal, lymphoma, melanoma, breast, thyroid, cervical, pancreatic and brain cancers as well as other less frequently occurring cancers.
An Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of tissues, blood vessels and organs inside your body. These images are displayed on a computer screen showing the scan as a real-time video and images are captured as still images.
Bone Density Scanning, also known as Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) or Bone Densitometry, is an X-Ray technique used to measure bone loss. DEXA is today’s established standard for measuring Bone Mineral Density.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the structures within the breast.