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Preparing for an X-ray

Preparing for an X-ray

by Yenny (SU)
An X-ray is a quick test that produces images of the compositional structures inside our body. It is often used to check for problems such as pneumonia or broken bones. The good news is that if you need an X-ray, there is usually almost nothing you need to do to prepare for it. X-ray beams pass through your body painlessly, and are then absorbed in different amounts, depending on the density of the material they pass through. For example, because bones are denser than fat, bones show up white, while fat will appear as gray on the X-ray film.

Which Diagnostic Scans Should You Get after a Car Accident

Which Diagnostic Scans Should You Get after a Car Accident

by Shearly (SU)
There you are, minding your own business, proceeding safely through the intersection…and BAM! The next thing you know, you just got slammed by some driver blowing through a red light at a speed that some NASCAR drivers would envy. You are shaken up, and not sure if you or your passengers are hurt. The first thing you do is check to see if everyone is all right. The only problem is, many auto accident injuries such as whiplash, back injuries, and even closed head injuries caused by the sudden deceleration (slamming your brain into your skull), do not always show up right away. How do you know if you are injured? Which diagnostic scans should you get after a car accident?

Understanding Your Diagnostic Imaging Results

Understanding Your Diagnostic Imaging Results

by Shearly (SU)
Patients are, quite often, understandably anxious to know (and understand) the results of a completed diagnostic imaging scan. Diagnostic imaging results from a CT scan (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), ultrasounds or other tests, are powerful tools that can help your doctor diagnose and treat your medical condition. Once a scan has been completed, the radiologist writes a report summarizing their impressions of the results, that is then shared with your doctor. Because the report is geared towards medical professionals and uses highly technical medical jargon, it can be difficult for patients to understand their own diagnostic imaging report. Here is a short breakdown of the usual sections to help you get a clearer picture of your results.

Spotlight Independent Imaging: Best Diagnostic Services in Wellington

Spotlight Independent Imaging: Best Diagnostic Services in Wellington

by Bevon Findley (SU)
“Patient centered care”. It sounds nice, but what does it really mean? While it may be a catch-phrase to some, to us it means that we build our services around your real life needs. It means that set out every single day to earn the title of best diagnostic services in Wellington and the surrounding areas. It is not just a slogan. Patient centered care is a cornerstone of who we are.

Should I Get a DEXA Scan to Prevent or Reverse Osteoporosis?

Should I Get a DEXA Scan to Prevent or Reverse Osteoporosis?

by ih-ini admin
Are you at risk for osteoporosis? Have you already been diagnosed but don’t know how severe your case is? A DEXA scan can help determine whether you have osteoporosis, as well as the severity of your case so you can get proper treatment.

Study Utilizes Digital Imaging to Show Relationship Between Alcohol Use and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Study Utilizes Digital Imaging to Show Relationship Between Alcohol Use and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

by ih-ini admin
A study done with CCTA to show the association between light/moderate alcohol use and CAD shows no adverse (or positive) effects on the heart of light alcohol consumption.

Exciting Developments: Nanoscale MRI

Exciting Developments: Nanoscale MRI

by ih-ini admin
Researchers at Leiden University’s Institute of Physics in the Netherlands wondered if there was a way to get a closer look into the body and they found the answer – nanoscale MRI.

Ultrasound: Just for Expecting Mothers?

Ultrasound: Just for Expecting Mothers?

by ih-ini admin
Ultrasounds play a role in the management of many health conditions – for men and women alike. Learn more about how your doctor might use ultrasound imaging to diagnose or monitor your condition.

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