Today, we have some amazing technology to screen for and diagnose conditions in the body. This is good news for patients. The sooner you find out you have, or are at risk for, a medical problem—such as low bone density, which can lead to osteoporosis and increased risk for serious fractures—the sooner you can take steps to prevent and address these problems.
Diagnostic radiology lets doctors see the structures inside your body through different imaging techniques. We can take a simple x-ray to diagnose a broken bone or watch how your organs function in real time. These procedures, which use low doses of radiation to create images, are non-invasive and play an important role in both diagnosing and monitoring medical conditions.