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Importance and development of state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging techniques

Image: Screen showing several CT images of the human heart - imaging techniques; Copyright: Andreas Wiese/Messe Düsseldorf

Imaging procedures are indispensable for diagnostics in modern medicine. CT, for example, can image the structures of organs very well - with or without the use of contrast agents.

Variety of imaging techniques in medicine

Image: Man at a trade fair stand holding a portable X-ray camera - modern diagnostics; Copyright: Andreas Wiese/Messe Düsseldorf

A lot has happened since the discovery of X-rays. X-ray devices, for example, are now portable.

Modern technology and innovations in diagnostic imaging procedures

Image: Image of a human skull with a ventilation tube in the trachea - imaging techniques in medicine; Copyright: Andreas Wiese/Messe Düsseldorf

Imaging techniques can also be used during surgery to check the exact position of the instruments.

Challenges and future prospects of modern diagnostics

Image: A wireless ultrasound probe is used to examine a man's chest - imaging in diagnostics; Copyright: Andreas Wiese/Messe Düsseldorf

Networked medical technology is now also commonplace in imaging. A wireless, portable ultrasound probe like this one makes ultrasound examinations available anywhere in the doctor's surgery and clinic.