Understanding Contrast Agents

In diagnostic imaging it’s very important to use a contrast agent. Contrast agents are, by definition, “Also called a contrast medium, this is usually a barium or iodine dye that is injected into the area under investigation. The dye makes the interior body parts more...

Preparing the Patient for Urology Imaging

Anytime a patient has to worry about preparing for a diagnostic imaging procedure of any sort there is a great deal of concern with getting everything done right. Urology imaging is no different when it comes to preparation and, with the multiple procedures...

Changes Keep Coming, MRI CT hybrid

Change is inevitable in the world of technology, especially now. As time progresses there are newer and more specific ways to increase the usefulness of technology. Medical technology and diagnostic imaging are no different. Since 1895 and the invention of...

A New MAMMOMAT Edition

Breast cancer is a chief concern in the world of diagnostic imaging.Mammography, biopsy, and many other exams are done in order to help keep breast cancer from becoming impossible to handle. The FDA has cleared Siemens’ new system, the MAMMOMAT Inspiration Prime...

Philips Continuing its Claim

As the imaging market continues to grow even in this turbulent economic climate, Philips continues to make its claims as one of the main players on a worldwide scale. Sales are often times a good indicator of how a company will fare on a market level. GE, Philips, and...

Urology Imaging

Urology in basic terms deals with anything regarding the urinary tract. From dealing with kidney stones to urinary tract infections, to prostate issues, urology’s basic purpose is to help patients experiencing those kinds of issues. As with any part of the body, the...

Don’t Worry About the Bacteria

When you hear the word bacteria the last thing you want to do is equate it anything regarding healthcare. When you think of the healthcare environment you think of a nice sterile environment that will provide you with a feeling of safety amidst the possible chaos you...

The Cancer Risk Takes a Back Seat

With diagnostic imaging procedures there is a small risk of developing cancer due to the exposure to radiation. Over the last several years studies have been conducted that show that procedures such as the CT scan can present a risk of developing future cancer,...

What is Really the Problem

When it comes to rising costs in healthcare people will often times point more to procedures such as surgeries, diagnostic imaging, and minimally invasive bedside diagnostic procedures, as the issue. While there is evidence that costs are varying greatly by region and...

A New Player in Town

When you think of the leading providers of diagnostic imaging technology, who is that you think of first? Is it GE? Is it Phillips? Either way it’s a name that you know. It doesn’t matter if you are thinking of a CT scanner, an MRI, or an X-RAY machine, those are the...

Patient Anger

Anger is not the best emotion to feel, especially when going through a diagnostic imaging procedure. A patient’s feelings can range from feeling claustrophobic to feeling incredibly sad, and yet, anger is still the most difficult one. It doesn’t matter if it’s...

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