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Eight Health Issues for Women Over 65

Eight Health Issues for Women Over 65

As women age, the chances of developing certain health issues begin to increase. Your biological makeup plays a role in how predisposed you are to certain illnesses. We have compiled a list of the most prevalent health concerns impacting women who are over 65 and what can be done to manage those risks.    1. Heart Disease  More women die of heart disease than any other condition. Heart disease is a general term used to describe different consequences of blocked arteries that include Coronary Artery Disease,...

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Preventative Screenings Worth Scheduling

Preventative Screenings Worth Scheduling

When it comes to your health, taking a proactive approach by taking preventative measures can give you the best quality of life. Preventative screenings can detect issues early on which gives you the best chance at treatment. Far too many Americans are dying from preventable diseases that can almost always be treated if found early. With the medical advancements today, we all have the ability to achieve more successful outcomes than ever before.  Lung CT Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the...

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How To Read An Ultrasound

How To Read An Ultrasound

Ultrasound can be used for numerous reasons, from examining a fetus to diagnosing pain, swelling, and infection in the body. It can also be a helpful guide for biopsies or assess any damage after a heart attack. Ultrasound is non-invasive and does not use any radiation.   How Does An Ultrasound Work? An ultrasound is an examination that uses sound waves to create an image. The image the ultrasound creates is called a sonogram. Ultrasound is a safe imaging method used to see tissue. Sound waves from the probe...

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Early cancer detection using Mammograms and Breast Ultrasound

Early cancer detection using Mammograms and Breast Ultrasound

Early detection can help save lives, particularly when it comes to breast cancer. During a breast cancer screening, your doctor checks your breasts for signs of cancer, such as lumps or changes in the tissue. The most common imaging tests done to check for breast cancer are mammograms and ultrasound of the breast. Women should get annual screenings to ensure nothing has changed or developed that may be a cancer risk. If your doctor finds something unusual that will require another look, e.g., a hard lump, they...

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CT VS MRI: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? 

CT VS MRI: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? 

Two of the most well-known imaging exams are CT Scans and MRIs. Both are used to capture detailed images of organs, bones, and other tissues. The biggest difference between the two is that MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) use radio waves and CT (computed tomography) scans use X-rays. While both are relatively low risk, there are advantages and disadvantages to each, and how doctors choose which option is best depends on the circumstances that may make one a better option over the other. CT Scan CT scans work...

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The Different Types of MRI Scans

The Different Types of MRI Scans

MRI scans or, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a type of diagnostic imaging test that can produce images of the body’s soft tissues and nervous system. MRIs use radio and magnetic waves to create these images rather than radiation. Whether you need an MRI for injury or illness, your doctor should walk you through the type that would be best for your condition. Functional MRI A Functional MRI measures blood flow to your brain and tests brain activity. This type of scan will light up when certain areas of the brain...

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The Benefits of Outpatient Imaging Centers

The Benefits of Outpatient Imaging Centers

What is an Outpatient Imaging Center? Imaging centers are facilities dedicated to performing medical imaging services to produce high definition images of bones, tissues, organs, blood vessels, arteries, and the nervous system. Imaging centers often include, but are not limited to, MRI, CT Scans, X-Rays, Mammography, DEXA Bone Scans, PET Scans, Electromyography, and Ultrasounds. Compared to hospitals, outpatient imaging centers have many benefits such as convenience, patient-focused care, advanced technology and...

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The Growing Demand for Interventional Radiology

The Growing Demand for Interventional Radiology

Using the least invasive techniques that are currently available to diagnose and treat patients is the concept behind Interventional Radiology. These techniques not only improve health outcomes for the patient, but come with a minimized risk.  What Is Interventional Radiology And How Does It Work? In interventional radiology (also called IR), doctors use medical imaging to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures that diagnose, treat, and cure many kinds of conditions. Imaging modalities used include...

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The Future of Diagnostic Imaging

The Future of Diagnostic Imaging

As scientists research and discover new trends and innovations, the landscape of medical imaging is ever-evolving. The technology that shapes and drives diagnostic imaging has grown steadily, allowing radiologists to use things like MRI, tomography and more as a window into the human body. Fortunately, this rapid growth bodes well for the future of medical imaging. Three major trends are expected to emerge, evolve and improve throughout the 2020s: 3D imaging, Artificial Intelligence, and wearable technology.  3D...

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What is a Radiologist?

What is a Radiologist?

If you’ve ever needed to get imaging done at a hospital, you’ve interacted with a radiologist. Radiologists are medical doctors that specialize in both diagnosing and treating illnesses using medical imaging. Imaging can include X-rays, MRIs, PET Scans, CTs, ultrasounds and more. Below we dive into what radiologists do, including different radiology specialties and treatment.  Schooling To become a radiologist, doctors go through thirteen years of schooling, including four years of medical school, a four year...

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