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See 20 X-Rays of Some Very Famous People.

Marilyn Monroe's chest, Albert Einstein's brain, even Kim Kardashian's rear end. We've put together a collection of x-rays from historical figures as well as those who are just plain famous. Check out what may have killed King Tut and just how Muhammud Ali's jaw was broken by Joe Frazier to name just a few.

World's First X-Ray Showed Off Some Major Bling.

A trusting wife had a big hand in the very first human x-ray. See just how much this Mrs. risked letting her husband zap her for the first time in history with x-rays - a science no one knew much about at the time. Would you touch a sheet of glowing paper for love?

What Is An X-Ray Exactly?

In the simplest of definitions, an X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body. And it’s particularly useful in identifying the shape and status of your bones. Read more about this and get the answers to many other questions centered around x-ray technology.

Why Would Someone Need An X-Ray?

There are many, many reasons why a doctor, dentist or physiscian might request an x-ray. Almost too many to list here. But we gave it a good shot and listed the major reasons for some major reasons.

Amazing X-Rays of a 42,000 Year Old Woolly Mammoth.

VIDEO: Watch an amazing video revealing secrets inside the cavity of a historical find. See how x-rays are put together to render a 3D creation showing what a once-frozen woolly mammoth looks like.

The Risks (Minimal and Major) Associated With X-Rays.

Even with state-of-the-art x-ray systems that tightly control x-ray beams with significant filtration and dose control methods to minimize stray or scatter radiation, many patients still worry that X-rays aren't safe because of the exposure to any radiation. This article describes what they may be.


What Are CT Scans, Exactly?

CT scans are basically x-ray procedures that combine numerous x-ray images from different angles. We present the top 7 questions people have about CT scans in this section. Read everything you might be wondering about including risks and what to experience before, during and after having a scan.

What's The Difference Between a CT And A CAT Scan?

First of all, a CAT scan, CT scan or Computerized Axial Tomography Scan are all the same thing. But this article goes deeper to descibe the details. Read why these may be interchangable sometimes and not so much in other situations.

How Do You Do A CAT Scan On A Really Big Cat?

Brookfield Zoo is the second zoo in the U.S. to own an on-site CT scanner and is the only zoo animal hospital in North America to combine digital radiology and CT technology at its facility. Read and see how they use this new machine to get amazing images of some of their incredible animals.

CT vs MRI scans

CT vs MRI - Which scans are better?

There are many reasons that a doctor may decide to order advanced imaging of the spine such as MRI or CT. Aaron B. Welk helps point out some of the major differences between them and provides insights into what might be best for you next time you may need a scan.

This Colon CT Scan Shows One Seriously Psychodellic Trip.

Who knew such a science-based profession could produce some amazing works of art? For the past few years, a radiology journal called RadioGraphics has been publishing their covers with amazing images of various body scans. See many of their beautiful images of some not so beautiful parts of your body.


The Top 5 Ways To Relieve MRI Claustrophobia.

It is not uncommon at all to feel anxious or claustrophobic during an MRI scan. Until recently, the proceedure involved sliding your body into a tight fitting tube. Read our top 5 ways to relieve that stress, stay calm during the proceedure to emable your radiologist to get the best images possible.

What's The Difference Between MRI And MRA Scans?

MRI and MRA tests are both basically a type of magnetic resonance image scan. Both tests use a strong magnetic pull and pulses of radio waves to show us images of blood vessels inside the body. But there is a slight difference in what they are and why they are used. Read those differences here.

Open MRI machine

Beware: Not All 'Open' MRI Machines Are Always So Open.

MRI technology has dramatically advanced in the past few years and what was once considered an 'open' MRI has now evolved. There is no one standard for judging how open each machine is. Read and see many examples of what your next MRI test machine may look like and what experience you may have.

What Will Your Next MRI Test Feel Like?

It won't be painful, we promise. We've put together a quick, easy to scan timeline of the complete history of the MRI machine and its' technology development. Doing a research paper on MRIs? Here's your perfect guide to finding the overview of this medical wonder.

MRI vs CT scans

MRI vs. CT - Which scans are better?

There are many reasons that a doctor may decide to order advanced imaging of the spine such as MRI or CT. Aaron B. Welk helps point out some of the major differences between them and provides insights into what might be best for you next time you may need a scan.

MRIs vs. X-Rays - What's the difference?

These two tests are often ordered for many of the same parts of the body. So what's the difference between how and why they are chosen over each other? This page describes why one technology has a big advantage over the other.

A Short, But Complete History Of The MRI.

It won't be painful, we promise. We've put together a quick, easy to scan timeline of the complete history of the MRI machine and its' technology development. Doing a research paper on MRIs? Here's your perfect guide to finding the overview of this medical wonder.


What Is An Ultrasound Exactly?

Ultrasounds are also called ultrasound imaging, ultrasound scanning or Ultrasonography. They are also called sonograms or sonography, The procedure has a lot of names but they all mean the same thing. We will use the term ultrasound from here on out just to make things easy. Read all about them here.

Are You A 'Gender-Peeker'?

See why one brave couple refused to peek at their child's gender during and well after their 20-week ultrasound. Just a note before reading this -- You may want to have a few tissues on hand. Not for that ucky goo they put on expenctant mother's bellies, but because it's one of those sad/happy stories.

Ultrasounds. They're Not Just For Pregnant Women Anymore.

Doctors often suggest an echocardiogram - which is just another form or term for ultrasounds - when they suspect problems with the valves or chambers of a patient’s heart or it’s ability to pump. Guys are suddenly getting the same tests that were once thought of only for women who were pregnant. Read more here.

Ewww! What's With That Ultrasound Goo?!

Anyone who has ever had an ultrasound knows the gel they put on your skin can be cold, greasy and just plain messy. So why do they need it? This article explains why a little dab will do ya and how providing this goopy barrier leads to better images.

Do-It-Yourself Ultrasound Exams?

Bill Lloyd has penned a book with fellow author and dude Scott Finch, The Dudes' Guide to Pregnancy: Dealing with Your Expecting Wife, Coming Baby, and the End of Life as You Knew It. And they have some, uh, interesting opinions on how to get through the first ultrasound.


First Things First - What Exactly Is A Mammogram?

A mammogram, mammogram test or mammography exam, is a specific X-ray test that produces an image of the inner tissues of a breast on film. By creating these images, radiologists can analyze them for any abnormal findings. Read the info on these pages to give you a better understanding of this test.

When Should I Get A Mammogram - The Heated Debate.

There's countless opinions out there for when to start, how often to get a mammogram and even if you should get one in the first place. We've tried to present the major sides of the debate and let you decide what might be best for you and your circumstances.

Do You Know The Three Phases Of Your Mammogram Test?

There are three different stages or phases of mammography tests or exams. Each provide slightly different levels of information in finding abnormalities or unusual growths in breast tissues. You'll want to know what they are before your next exam to help gain a better understanding of what you are having done.

Explain False Positives And False Negatives To Me, Please.

Let's start out with an important, but often suprising fact - initial mammograms by themselves are usually not enough to determine the existence of a benign or malignant disease with absolute certainty. This page explains why oximoron terms like 'false positives' and 'false negatives' are used.


What Is An Angiogram Exactly?

An angiogram is an X-ray test that uses a special dye and camera (fluoroscopy) to take pictures of the blood flow in an artery (such as the aorta) or a vein. But there's a lot more to it than that. Read how the proceedure is not only done, but how it works exactly.

What Are The Different Types of Angiograms?

Wait.... There's different types of Angiograms? There is. And there's some pretty good reasons to know which ones doctor's prescribe for different reasons. Read the information and views we've compiled to give you a better understanding of this important proceedure.

What Does Having An Angiogram Feel Like?

There are many different kinds of Angiogram proceedures, but they all share some common similarities. We point out what those are as well as tell you about some specific experiences you might encounter based on the different tests. Read this information before you have your test to be better prepared.

Are There Any Major Risks To Getting An Angiogram?

There are risks to any medical proceedure, but we point out just what they may be for each type of angiogram test. Specific risks vary depending on the type of invasive angiogram, but because the procedure involves the blood vessels and blood flow in the body, it's smart to read this information before having any test done.