Medical imagingimaging techniques and devices to living things.
Medical imaging may be "clinical", seeking to diagnose and examine disease in specific human patients (see pathology). Alternatively, it may be research-motivated, attempting to understand processes in humans or animal models.
Widely used medical imaging techniques (often termed modalities) include:
- computed axial tomography (CT)
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- nuclear medicine
- positron emission tomography
- opto acoustic imaging
- diffuse optical tomography