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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 , , , , and .
- Noninvasive devices include hearing aids, external , and .
Noninvasive is the opposite of invasive.
- Last reviewed on 1/31/2015
- Linda J. Vorvick, MD, medical director and director of didactic curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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