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Imaging by Mind Map: Imaging

1. Types

1.1. MRI

1.1.1. High Fidelity Scan

1.1.2. Expensive

1.1.3. Uses powerful magnets

1.2. CT Scan

1.2.1. Need IV and oral contrast

1.2.2. Time-consuming

1.2.3. CT Scan

1.2.4. Claustrophobic

1.2.5. Requires ionising radiation (potentially harmful)

1.3. UltraSound

1.3.1. Safe and widely used

1.3.2. Checking progress of pregnancies

1.3.3. Error Prone

1.3.4. Uses High Frequency Sound Waves

1.4. PET Scan

1.4.1. Provides cellular activity knowledge

1.4.2. Radioactivity involved

1.4.3. Can be combined with CT or MRI

1.5. X-ray

1.5.1. 2D only

1.5.2. Fast

1.5.3. Cheap

1.5.4. Requires ionising radiation (potentially harmful)

2. Process

2.1. PACS

2.1.1. DICOM

3. Storage

3.1. Cloud

3.2. Local files

3.3. Analog films

4. Availability

4.1. Patient

4.1.1. localy

4.1.2. Distance

4.2. Hospital

4.2.1. Distance

4.2.2. localy

4.3. Insurance companies

4.3.1. Distance

4.3.2. localy