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Non-Invasive Procedure

What is a non-invasive procedure?

A non-invasive procedure is a medical process that does not involve cutting the skin or inserting instruments into the body to diagnose or treat diseases. Non-invasive procedures fall into two categories: non-invasive tests and non-invasive treatments.

Examples of non-invasive tests are eye examinations, x-rays, and imaging procedures such as computerized tomography (CT) scans, ultrasounds, electrocardiograms (ECGs), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs).

Examples of non-invasive treatments include chiropractic adjustments, radiotherapy, physical therapy, and massages.

What role does a non-invasive procedure play in healthcare?

Non-invasive procedures are important in healthcare because they are routine parts of disease diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. They allow doctors to get the information they need, or to treat diseases while causing a minimal amount of discomfort.

For example, doctors can use a stethoscope to quickly listen to the sound of a patient’s lungs, or a thermometer to examine the patient’s temperature.

Similarly, non-invasive treatments such as radiotherapy allow doctors to destroy cancerous tumors without needing the patient to undergo surgery.

Given that they do not break the skin, non-invasive procedures can help reduce and manage the pain associated with medical procedures.