The term noninvasive can refer to diseases, procedures, or devices.

  • Noninvasive diseases usually do not spread to or damage other organs and tissues.
  • Noninvasive procedures do not involve tools that break the skin or physically enter the body. Examples include x-rays, a standard eye exam , CT scan , MRI , ECG , and Holter monitoring .
  • Noninvasive devices include hearing aids, external splints , and casts .

Noninvasive is the opposite of invasive .


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