Contrast Agents for Mammography

When engaging in a diagnostic imaging procedure it’s vital to understand the procedure in detail. It’s important for the doctor performing the procedure to explain everything to the patient. It’s also vital for the patient to ask every question that they may have in...

Mammography Procedure: Procedure and Risks

A mammography sounds like any other diagnostic imaging procedure. When you think about it you think of a dark room, a loud machine, and someone in a white coat telling you it’s going to be okay. It’s fair to ask what sort steps take place before, during and after the...

Breast Cancer and Screening

It’s always very important to find out if a loved one is at risk for breast cancer. Many times screenings are done for women in certain brackets that may be at risk because of one factor or another. At times the statistics of breast cancer do not take into account the...

CT Scans, Kids, and Difficulties

It’s understood that scans, CT scans, do put children at a risk for possible cancer. The statistics project a possibility for close to 29,000 future cancers. A big part of the risk comes from exposure to radiation. An article published in jamanetwork.com stated...

Patient Safety in Radiology

As with every specialty in medicine, radiology has a chief concern, and that concern is patient safety.  Patient safety is not just making sure that the diagnostic imaging equipment is up to par. Patient safety includes making sure that the procedures are the correct...

The ER and Imaging Relationship

Often times there are variations in the world of emergency diagnostic imaging. The variations were at times attributed to factors related to the physician. The factors that were often brought up were gender, experience, and training. It’s fair to assume that training...

Let’s Look in your Stomach

A common and sometimes complex ailment is Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Often times, physicians rely on diagnostic imaging to diagnose and treat IBD or other issues regarding the gastrointestinal system. Diagnostic imaging is not used for the purpose of a stomachache...

The Viral Encephalitis Equation

What do we know about viral encephalitis? We know viral encephalitis is a life threatening disease that can occur at any age. Viral encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that’s caused by a virus. So it’s fair to ask: How exactly do we treat Viral Encephalitis?...

The Athlete and the MRI, Bit of an Odd Couple

For the last two years, there has been a big discussion with regards to the effectiveness of the MRI in athletics. The MRI is often times a major tool in diagnosing and helping treat complex conditions. While diagnostic imaging has the potential to help solve many...

Meditation, More than Just a Way to Relax

Meditation often helps us in our daily pursuits. With as much stress as we deal with on our daily lives, it’s fair to say that meditation is a necessary action we need to engage in. So, does meditation really make that difference? If you ask a person considered...

Radiopharmaceuticals and Cancer

Radiopharmaceuticals and Cancer: One Trying Hard to Beat the Other Cancer is the one constant battle that health care has. Prior to AIDS becoming the major disease, cancer was the one major battle that was fought with sometimes dismal results. Today cancer is still a...

3D The Next Big Thing

When you think of 3D the first thing that comes to mind is those old time glasses, one side red and one blue. The great thing about 3D was that it never seemed to get old even though it had been around forever. Over the last 50 years, 3D has become something of a...

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