McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Medical Imaging

Medical imaging refers to several different technologies that are used to view the human body in order to diagnose, monitor, or treat medical conditions. Each type of technology gives different information about the area of the body being studied or treated, related to possible disease, injury, or the effectiveness of medical treatment.

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How Do MRI, PET and CAT Scans Work?

Video about MRI, PET and CAT scans

This video discusses three of the most commonly used medical imaging techniques: MRI, PET and CAT scans.

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What Is MRI Technology and What Happens When You Get One?

Video about MRI technology

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a technique that uses magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed 3D images. This video explains what MRI is and the process of getting an MRI.

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