Medical imaging equipment is used to produce images of the inside of the human body for diagnostic purposes. The equipment can be used to image different parts of the body, such as the brain, heart, or lungs. The images produced by medical imaging equipment can help doctors diagnose medical conditions and plan treatments.
While there are many different types of medical imaging equipment, the main categories include X-ray machines, CT scanners, MRI machines, ultrasound equipment, and nuclear medicine devices. Each type of medical imaging uses a different form of radiation or energy to produce images. For example, X-ray machines use high-frequency waves to make images of internal organs. Ultrasound equipment produces images using soundwaves. CT scanners use special x-rays that can pass through tissue to produce highly detailed cross-sectional views of body parts. The remaining types of medical imaging are not discussed here because they are less common than x-ray machines and CT scans.