The Story Behind the Medical Imaging

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Medical images are not simple to understand, as they contain a lot of information, and therefore the idea of using computers to analyse them became apparent. There are many types of medical image, for example CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to more cutting edge types such as optical coherence tomography and magnetoencephalography (MEG), and they all produce differing images that need to be analysed differently.

Medical imaging has improved immensely since the first x-rays were taken over 120 years ago. There is much more accuracy in diagnosing a medical problem and because of these advances, there is also much less need to perform exploratory surgery. This hopefully will lead to early diagnosis and better treatment options for many patients.