Abdominal and Body Imaging
About Abdominal and Body Imaging
Abdominal and body imaging is a medical subspecialty within radiology that focuses on the diagnosis of diseases and conditions affecting tissues and organs in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. This includes, for example, disorders of the lungs, heart, digestive system, renal system (liver, kidneys, and bladder), and the reproductive system.
Physicians who specialize in abdominal and body imaging are involved in studies that have purposes ranging from routine screenings for breast cancer to diagnosing lung, heart, gastrointestinal, kidney, or reproductive system disease to assisting in treatment planning for complex cancer cases.
Abdominal and body imaging specialists interpret studies performed with the full range of today’s diagnostic imaging modalities, including X-ray, fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT scans), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.