Ultrasonography vs. Tomography
What are some diagnostic benefits of Ultrasonography vs. Tomography? Tomography is any of several techniques of roentgenography (or x-ray photography) designed to show detailed images of structures in a selected plane of tissue by blurring images of structures in all other planes. Ultrasonography can photograph the same images but with greater clarity and safety. Due to the nature of the process, tomography exposes the patient to radiation. Ultrasonography uses ultrasound, which poses no threats whatsoever to the patient. To be frank, there is a myriad of advantages to using ultrasonography. Below are some more advantages: Strengths of Ultrasonography
- It images muscle and soft tissue very well and is particularly useful for delineating the interfaces between solid and fluid-filled spaces.
- It produces live images enabling the operator to dynamically select the most useful section for diagnosing and documenting changes, enabling swift diagnoses.
- It shows the structure as well as some aspects of the function of organs.
- It has no known long-term side effects and rarely causes discomfort to the patient.
- Equipment is widely available and comparatively flexible.
- Small, portable scanners are available.
- Examinations can be performed at the bedside.
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Hope that gives you a better idea of the benefits of ultrasonography over tomography.