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The Importance of Radiology

The Importance of Radiology

Radiology plays an important role in everything from diagnosing cancer to monitoring a baby’s growth and development. It is the study of images produced by medical imaging devices such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging...
Urgent Reasons to Get a PET Scan

Urgent Reasons to Get a PET Scan

PET scans are a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of computerized tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) to create images of the inside of the body. CT is a type of X-ray that creates detailed, cross-sectional images of the body. PET is a...
Echocardiogram Versus Ultrasound

Echocardiogram Versus Ultrasound

In general, echo and ultrasound are both types of imaging tools that can give doctors information about the heart. While they both use similar technology, they have a few key differences. The main difference between echocardiograms and ultrasound is that an...
When You Should Get a CT Scan

When You Should Get a CT Scan

CT scans are useful diagnostic tools. Some conditions, such as brain tumors and certain types of cancer, may cause changes in the CT scan that can be used to diagnose them.  However, the use of CT scans for routine screening is not recommended. The main problem with...
MRI Versus X-ray, Understanding the Difference

MRI Versus X-ray, Understanding the Difference

An MRI scanner uses powerful magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images of the body’s internal structures. MRI scans are highly accurate, providing detailed 3D images of the organs, tissues, and bones. They can also detect signs of disease, such...
Learning How to Recognize Signs of Breast Cancer

Learning How to Recognize Signs of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most serious diseases that women can have. Although virtually all forms of cancer are dangerous, breast cancer is particularly aggressive in some cases. When it comes to breast cancer, it pays to be vigilant. Early detection is key to...
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