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New MRI Technology Can Ease Test Anxiety

New MRI Technology Can Ease Test Anxiety

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For some patients, just the thought of the narrow cylinder of an MRI causes panic. This led to studies in providing audio and visual stimuli to ease anxiety.

How Do X-rays Work?

How Do X-rays Work?

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Did you know the X-ray was accidentally discovered in 1895 by Wilhelm Roentgen, a professor of physics in Wurzburg, Bavaria? Here is how they work to give us the important tools we need for diagnosing conditions such as bone fractures.

Your Guide to Digital Imaging With Nuclear Medicine and MRI

Your Guide to Digital Imaging With Nuclear Medicine and MRI

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You’re probably quite familiar with X-rays, such as why they’re used and how they work. However, you may not be as knowledgeable about other imaging procedures, including nuclear medicine tests and MRIs. Here is why your doctor uses these types of tests and what information they help us to understand about how your body is functioning.

Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?

Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?

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If your heart is not functioning properly due to low blood flow or a blockage, this could cause symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue, and possibly lead to a heart attack. A cardiac stress test can diagnose heart conditions to help you live a longer, healthier life.

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

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

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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.

What is Nuclear Medicine? Is It Safe?

What is Nuclear Medicine? Is It Safe?

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Most people have never heard of nuclear medicine, but it is a very valuable piece to the puzzle when trying to determine a diagnosis and/or function of a specific organ. Despite it’s daunting name, nuclear medicine is not dangerous.

New Imaging Technique May Improve Survival Rates for Ovarian Cancer Patients

New Imaging Technique May Improve Survival Rates for Ovarian Cancer Patients

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One of the reasons cancer survival rates are lower with ovarian cancer is because tumors are often difficult to view with the naked eye. A new imaging technique may soon change the game for ovarian cancer patients.

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)

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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.

PET-MR Helps Better Detect Breast Cancer Metastases in the Brain and Other Areas

PET-MR Helps Better Detect Breast Cancer Metastases in the Brain and Other Areas

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A recent breast cancer imaging study has shown significant improvement in the quality of imaging due to the sensitivity of new PET/MR hybrid scanning. The benefits of PET/MR imaging are greater than those of PET/CT and very well may end up replacing the PET/CT scan altogether, especially for detecting cancer metastases.

Imaging Shows Brain Damage in Youth Football Players

Imaging Shows Brain Damage in Youth Football Players

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A study released in October shows that youth athletes involved in contact football experienced a decrease of FA and white matter measurements after just one season of football, even though no participants were diagnosed with concussion.

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