There is a lot of paranoia about X-rays and their dangers. Ironically, avoiding having an X-ray can make patients vulnerable to potentially life-threatening injury or life-altering disability which would otherwise be easily discovered in the imaging scan. Let’s just get one thing out of the way: ... [Read More]
What Injuries Can an X-Ray Detect?
An X-ray is a quick, noninvasive, and painless medical procedure that uses electromagnetic waves to create pictures of the inside of your body. It shows varying degrees of black and white shades, depending on the different tissues that absorb the various amounts of radiation. It is commonly used ... [Read More]
Things You Ought to Know About X-rays
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that can pass through the body to produce images of internal organs and bones. X-rays are the most common imaging test referred by doctors, yet for many the thought of having an X-ray leaves them with questions as to the procedure’s safety and accuracy. ... [Read More]
Is Diagnostic Imaging Dangerous?
In Modern Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging is Widely Used to Make Medical Evaluations. Imaging procedures such as CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and X-rays are used to detect a broad range of medical issues including broken bones, GI problems, heart conditions, blood clots, and tumors. ... [Read More]
When Can I Expect My Results After an Imaging Study?
In today’s day and age, you can find a walk-in urgent care clinic in virtually every neighborhood, and you can even get your flu shot at the nearby pharmacy. So, it’s no surprise that when it comes to medical imaging, fast turnaround time is expected by doctors and their patients. If you’ve ever ... [Read More]
How an Imaging Center May Save Your Life
There is no doubt about it: technology is changing our lives. And, in the field of medicine, it is saving lives, too. Technological innovations are constantly being developed. Especially remarkable are the advances in diagnostic radiology, which allows healthcare providers to detect diseases and ... [Read More]
What Are the Advantages of Digital X-rays?
While assessing whether cathode rays could permeate through glass, Rontgen spied a mysterious glow on a coated screen in his office. A nod to its mysterious nature, he dubbed this light “X-ray”, serving as a sort of placeholder until the real source of the rays was discovered. For the first time in ... [Read More]
Preparing for an X-ray
An X-ray is a quick test that produces images of the compositional structures inside our body. It is often used to check for problems such as pneumonia or broken bones. The good news is that if you need an X-ray, there is usually almost nothing you need to do to prepare for it. X-ray beams pass ... [Read More]
Digital X-Rays and False Positives
While diagnostic imaging is ultimately the best way to see what’s going on inside the body, there is still a possibility that these tests can create false positive results for patients. Both diagnostic tests (X-rays, MRI’s) and screening tests (Mammograms) are necessary when checking for cancer, but ... [Read More]