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Basics and Types of X-ray for Cancer

Dr. Kamran Khan
20 Sep 2018
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X-rays are the basic type of radiographic tests for cancer detection. Different types of X-rays are present depenidng on the location of the cancer in the body.

In this, a bearable amount of radiations are passed through the body to form a picture of the internal organs. X- rays allow the doctors to look through bones, stomach, kidneys etc. Its a painless, non-invasive imaging test that needs no specific preparation. Basic X-rays are the first type of radiographic tests which are recommended by the doctor and this is followed by advanced imaging tests like CT-scan, MRI scan and PET Scan. These days, basic x-rays are combined with contrast studies for improved results. These contrast studies utilize iodine based dyes or barium to provide the best picture of the respective organ of the patient. The different types of X-rays comprise of Abdominal X-ray, Bone X-ray, Barium X-ray, Chest X-ray, Thoracic X-ray, Lumbosacral X-ray, and Thoracic Spine X-ray.


Dr. Kamran Khan

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Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Kamran Khan is a Surgical Oncologist practicing at Saifee Hospital in Girgaon, Mumbai. Dr. Kamran specializes in General cancer consultation, Breast Cancer Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Robotic Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgeries. He has completed his MBBS from King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in the year 1990. Dr. Kamran Khan has further completed MCh in Surgical Oncology from Tata Memorial Centre in the year 1994. He has an experience of more than two and a half decades in the field of oncology treatments. Dr. Kamran is currently practicing at Saifee Hospital and Global Hospitals. Both hospitals are a super speciality centers situated in Girgaon and Parel, Mumbai respectively. Saifee Hospital was started in the year 2005 and since then it is offering excellent services in different specialities of medicine. Global Hospitals aims to provide excellence to the patients in the field of healthcare. The main focus of the team at the hospital is to make sure that the patients receive treatment with excellence and empathy as well. Book a FREE appointment with Dr. Kamran Khan at Elacancer.com.
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