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How Accurate are Digital Mammograms

How Accurate are Digital Mammograms

by Shearly (SU)
Breast cancer is a leading cause of premature deaths among women in the United States, with more than 200,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. However, statistics have shown the death rate of this disease has been reduced at least in part due to early detection. Innovative new imaging techniques such as digital mammograms have helped turn the tide for successful treatment outcomes.

What is a digital Mammography?

What is a digital Mammography?

by Shearly (SU)
Both men and women tend to have their own unique wellness tests that are such an important part of life, that it can sometimes mean life or death. For women, the importance of scheduling mammogram imaging, and the benefits and peace of mind that comes with it, has proven to be very substantial. Cancer, and specifically breast cancer in this case, is one of those killers that shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially if there is a proven test to help diagnose or rule it out before it becomes out of hand.

6 Ways to Relieve Stress During an MRI

6 Ways to Relieve Stress During an MRI

by Shearly (SU)
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans are readily utilized by medical professionals to diagnose a variety of problems. The procedure, which is safe and painless, involves laying on a table which slides into the MRI machine. As with any medical procedure, an MRI scan can cause anxiety or stress in a patient. That’s why we created this helpful list of things you can do to relieve your stress during an MRI.

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.

Diagnostic Imaging Options Vary by Condition

Diagnostic Imaging Options Vary by Condition

by Shearly (SU)
At one time, standard X-rays were considered state-of-the-art imaging. Discovered over a century ago, doctors marveled as they were suddenly able to peer into living bodies without cutting them open to see inside. Now, there are X-Rays that can literally build a 360-degree, 3D model of your entire body. From digital mammograms to computed tomography (CT) scans, to angiograms and MRI’s, and advanced fluoroscopy technology, the human body is being mapped in ever more detailed and precise ways with less risk than ever.

How Do X-rays Work?

How Do X-rays Work?

by ih-ini admin
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

by ih-ini admin
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.

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.

New Imaging Technique May Improve Survival Rates for Ovarian Cancer Patients

New Imaging Technique May Improve Survival Rates for Ovarian Cancer Patients

by ih-ini admin
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.

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