Howard B. Schaff MD


Gallbladder Nuclear Medicine Scan

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. Figure 1 shows normal flow of bile in the system. Figure 2 shows a gallbladder that is not contracting normally.

Tomografía computarizada de los huesos faciales

Cortesía de Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. Este es un modelo tridimensional (3-D) realizado a partir de una tomografía computarizada (CT, por sus siglas en inglés) que muestra un pómulo quebrado (fracturado) que se extiende a la encía de la boca.

Ultrasound Test

Ultrasound is a test that uses reflected sound waves to produce an image of organs and other structures in the body. It does not use X-rays or other types of possibly harmful radiation. For ultrasound testing, gel or oil is applied to the skin to help transmit the sound waves. A small, handheld instrument called a…

PET Scan

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a test that uses a special type of camera and a tracer (radioactive substance) to look at organs in the body. During a PET scan, the tracer is typically injected into a vein (usually in the arm), but sometimes it may be inhaled. The tracer usually is a special form of a substance…

Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Machine

Courtesy of Diane Newton, MD, and Drew Taylor, Director of Advanced Open Imaging, Meridian, Idaho. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures that are inside the body. During the MRI test (also called an MRI scan), you…