The Department of Diagnostic Imaging is made up of 5 different areas: X-ray (also called "Radiography" ), CT (Computed Tomography), Nuclear Medicine, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and, Ultrasound.
Each of these areas use a different type of technology to take images (pictures) of parts or all of your body to help your doctor(s) diagnose a medical problem that you might have and to help your doctor(s) make decisions about any treatment you might receive.
Each area in Diagnostic Imaging performs a variety of examinations (or tests) to diagnose medical conditions in different parts of your body. In order to have a Diagnostic Imaging examination, your doctor must make a request in writing for you to have the examination (this request is called a "requisition"). Some examinations that are done in Diagnostic Imaging can only be requested by a Specialist.