Being a patient in the world of modern medicine means being sent for testing - it could be an X-ray, an MRI or even a nuclear medicine test. It may seem that everything is safe and appropriate, but are there any risks you need to know about? Worse - is there a chance there was a misunderstanding and you are being sent for the wrong test? Is there any chance that there is a single safer and more comfortable test that will provide a better answer than several expensive high risk tests. Many of the most important questions arise in the areas of medical imaging tests. In this book, Dr. Aaron Filler, MD, PhD, FRCS tells you the facts and fundamentals you need to know in order to help assure that - working with your doctor - you get the best testing and the most reliable answers. If your doctor doesn't get the right diagnosis, chances are your treatments will fail. You will be surprised to learn that with some basic information explained by an expert, you can help work with your doctor to make the best choices. Dr. Filler is a neurosurgeon with a Harvard PhD alongside his MD who has served on the faculty at UCLA and as a Medical Director at Los Angeles's prestigious Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He has invented several of the most advanced medical imaging tests and is an editor for the major textbook in neurosurgery. However, through the magic of the Smart Guide series, Dr. Filler gives the general reader a great way to get access to the best information in an enjoyable and highly readable book. The Smart Guide to Medical Imaging Tests explains the history and the science behind each major type of medical imaging test. It then goes on to explain the physics and the medicine that work together to get the answers.