Nuclear medicine is a form of specialty medicine that uses radioactive tracers to evaluate bodily functions and to diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions. Nuclear scans produce images of the body’s anatomy that cannot be obtained as clearly or fully with other imaging ... [Read More]
Different Types of MRIs
The MRI has been continually used to support medical research and procedures since its invention. Physicians and scientists are now able to examine in detail what is inside the human body. As a non-invasive procedure, it uses radio waves and a magnetic field to get detailed images of specific parts ... [Read More]
Open vs. Closed MRI
If your doctor has ordered an MRI, you may be feeling anxious about the test. While MRIs are far from anybody’s favorite activity, they are necessary for diagnostic purposes. MRI (or magnetic resonance imaging) machines allow doctors to diagnose diseases like cancer and dementia in their earliest ... [Read More]
What Is Gadolinium?
If you’ve been in a car accident or are suddenly experiencing odd symptoms with your health, your doctor may order an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan to obtain information that an X-ray or a CT scan cannot show. An MRI can produce detailed, in-depth images especially when the patient is given ... [Read More]
Is an MRI safe for Infants and Children?
Parenthood is an awesome responsibility. The decisions in all areas of your children’s lives need careful evaluation, thought, and focus on long-term benefits, while minimizing risks. Any risk, especially one to kids, needs to be evaluated seriously. One of the most asked questions is whether ... [Read More]