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What is a DaTSCAN™?

What is a DaTSCAN™?

by Natalie (SU)
If your doctor has recommended a DaTSCAN™, also commonly referred to as a “SPECT Scan” or a “Brain SPECT Scan,” this article will help you and your family to understand what a DaTSCAN™ is, how to prepare for it, and what to expect on testing day.

Why You Shouldn't Empty Your Bladder When Preparing for an Ultrasound

Why You Shouldn't Empty Your Bladder When Preparing for an Ultrasound

by Natalie (SU)
In much the same way that bats can send out soundwaves to create a map of the outside world during flight, an ultrasound helps your doctor map areas inside of your body. That makes an ultrasound scan a useful diagnostic tool to locate and visualize the internal structures inside your body. An ultrasound is non-invasive, and it can show images in real time. If you have been scheduled for an ultrasound, you may be wondering why you shouldn’t empty your bladder when preparing for the exam.

PET Scan ‘Marker’ – New Way to Track ALS

PET Scan ‘Marker’ – New Way to Track ALS

by ih-ini admin
The progression of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is about to get a whole lot easier to track, thanks to a new marker substance developed by researchers in Zurich, Switzerland.

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