An X-ray, also known as radiography, is a common imaging test ordered by a physician to help diagnose, monitor and treat many medical conditions. But what is an X-ray, really? Here’s everything you need to know about getting an X-ray, and what to expect if your doctor orders one. How X-ray imaging works The most … Continue reading What to expect during an X-ray
As a mom, you typically take care of everyone else in the family first. But to continue to play the role of caretaker for years to come, you have to look after yourself, too. In honor of Mother’s Day, give yourself the gift of food health and take the time to schedule these important screenings. … Continue reading The Greatest Gift: Mother’s Day
A PET scan is like your radiologist’s ace detective. The information gathered during the scan can help your doctor understand what’s actually happening on the inside of your body. This scan shows a radiologist your anatomy or body structure. It can be used to detect cancer, to determine if cancer has spread or how your … Continue reading Understanding Radiology: What Is a PET Scan?
During a bone scan, your radiologist will check to see if there have been any physical or chemical changes in your bones. To do this, a small amount of radioactive of material is placed in an IV and then metabolized, explains J. Mark Fulmer, MD, a diagnostic radiologist on the medical staff at Baylor University … Continue reading Understanding radiology: What is a bone scan?
Medical imaging is an integral part of most every cancer journey. If your doctor suspects cancer, one of the next steps will likely be an appointment with a radiologist. You’ve probably heard the term radiology or radiologist, but do you understand what role the radiologist plays in your care? Do you know what to expect if … Continue reading Understanding Radiology: What is a Radiologist?