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Why Doctors Order MRI Scans for Brain Injuries (Concussions, Migraines, TBIs)

Why Doctors Order MRI Scans for Brain Injuries (Concussions, Migraines, TBIs)

by Stephanie Meadows
If you have ever heard of or seen a person who has experienced a concussion, you may have heard it referred to as simply a bruise to the brain. Or, maybe after you have been hit in the head, and were told that you are fine, or to just walk it off. However, receiving a blow to the head can be both scary and dangerous. Although short-term symptoms do not always show right away or may subside rather quickly, that doesn’t mean that later on down-the-road the effects of a concussion or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) won’t be long-term. In fact, symptoms and effects from head injuries can last for years afterwards.

The Science Behind Ultrasound

The Science Behind Ultrasound

by Yenny (SU)
Modern ultrasound machines help doctors to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, injuries, and disorders. And while ultrasounds are on the leading edge of medicine today, the science behind them first came to light in 1794. That’s when an Italian biologist by the name of Lazzaro Spallanzani discovered that bats use soundwaves to help them navigate, even in total darkness. The original ultrasound systems were actually invented so that inspectors could detect industrial mistakes or flaws in the metal of transport ships. It was later adapted to provide crude images in Glasgow hospitals in the 1950’s. And the rest, as they say is, history.

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?

An Inside Look at X-rays

An Inside Look at X-rays

by Rismary Cabrera
When you think of it, modern diagnostic tools are quite remarkable. For most of human history no one could see what actually went on inside the human body. That all started to change in 1895 when a German professor of physics, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, made an accidental discovery while working with cathode-ray tubes. He happened to have some crystals on a nearby table and looked up to see them glowing as he worked on hazy afternoon. Long story short, he accidentally discovered a new kind of energy ray he dubbed X-rays. The very first human to have an X-ray was his wife. He took X-ray pictures of her hand.

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