Educator Resources for Body Scans

Ever wonder how doctors can figure out exactly what’s wrong inside a patient without performing surgery? In this BrainPOP movie on body scans, Tim and Moby introduce you to three devices that have revolutionized the way that doctors make their diagnoses. You’ll learn what a CT scan is, how it works, and how doctors can use it to examine almost any part of the human body. You’ll also find out about magnetic resonance imaging, why an MRI machine is like a giant magnet, and how it can record images from virtually any angle. Plus you’ll learn about PET scans, which trace radioactive chemicals in your body. You’ll see when and how doctors use these tools, and the advantages and disadvantages of each one. There’s a lot to learn about this topic, so click on the movie and get started!