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