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Nuclear Imaging: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid

Nuclear Imaging: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid

by Shearly (SU)
Being nervous, or even afraid, is a perfectly normal stress response when faced with the unknown. If, for instance, you have ever been out on a dark night, armed with nothing but a flashlight and a you hear a cat knocking over a trash can, the noise is probably going to make you feel jumpy - even though you are really perfectly okay. Nuclear imaging is a lot like that. It may feel scary, but you really shouldn’t be afraid, because nuclear imaging procedures are quite safe, effective, and closely monitored for your protection. Things that are unknown can be quite scary, so being adequately informed is often the best fight against such fears.

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.

Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?

Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?

by ih-ini admin
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.

What is Nuclear Medicine? Is It Safe?

What is Nuclear Medicine? Is It Safe?

by ih-ini admin
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.

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