Diagnostic imaging

Author:  Dr. med. Gesche Tallen, Editor:  Maria Yiallouros, Reviewer:  Prof. Dr. med. Ursula Creutzig, English Translation:  Hannah McRae, Last modification:  2015/04/28

Diagnostic imaging includes all procedures that are performed to create images of the body' s interior, single organs or their activities, respectively.

The purpose of diagnostic imaging is, for example, to diagnose diseases like cancer, examine a cancer's respond to treatment, and reveal or rule out treatment- or disease-related side effects and complications. Diagnostic imaging in childhood cancer patients is usually carried out by specialists called paediatric radiologists. In a kids' cancer treatment centre, they work together closely with the paediatric oncologists.

The following diagnostic imaging techniques are described in this chapter: