PET scans measuring glucose more effective

A new study has found that PET scans measuring glucose may be a better indicator of the progression of Alzheimer’s disease than amyloid PET scans. As clinical trials targeting beta-amyloid plaques, toxic proteins that form in an Alzheimer’s patient’s brain, continue to fail, some researchers have started focusing their efforts on drugs that could clear…

CT Screeing for Lung Cancer

Often, patients with lung cancer are diagnosed in much later stages, but now 2 large randomized clinical trials have shown that low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans can help catch the cancer earlier on, according to Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, MSCR. “The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) established the basis for screening for patients 55 years…

head ct scans in young adults

Head CT examinations do not put younger patients at a high risk of developing cataracts, according to new research published in Clinical Radiology. The lens is not always included in such scans, the authors noted, and even when it is, the associated radiation doses “appear insufficient to induce cataracts.” The study explored data from more than 410,000 children…

history behind the MRI

Computed Tomography (CT) imaging is also known as “CAT scanning” (Computed Axial Tomography). Tomography is from the Greek word “tomos” meaning “slice” or “section” and “graphia” meaning “describing”. CT was invented in 1972 by British engineer Godfrey Hounsfield of EMI Laboratories, England and by South Africa-born physicist Allan Cormack of Tufts University, Massachusetts. Hounsfield and Cormack were later awarded…

how long does an ct take

The time required will depend upon the type of scan. If oral contrast is required, about 45 to 60 minutes is needed for the contrast to move through your digestive tract. Actual scan times vary from a few seconds to several minutes. If no oral contrast is required, the examination will take about 15 to…

CT radiology report

Radiologists create radiology reports the way a carpenter creates a chair; it’s the final product, the end result of all of their labor, training, and expertise. That’s a simplification, but the general comparison holds. When you go in for a scan (whether it’s a CT scan, MRI, an X-ray, computed tomography, or any other imaging…

What is a CT

A computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan allows doctors to see inside your body. It uses a combination of X-rays and a computer to create pictures of your organs, bones, and other tissues. It shows more detail than a regular X-ray. You can get a CT scan on any part of your body. The procedure doesn’t take…

leader in CT scans

Our imaging centers feature state of the art CT and PET scanners, with only the finest in advanced medical imaging services. For over 15 years our radiology center has provided convenient, affordable, outpatient CT and PET/CT scans to the Central Kentucky area.Our doctors and radiologists are skilled, experienced, and place the well-being of each patient…

migraines and CT scans

A CT scan uses X-rays and computers to make images of the body. It can sometimes help doctors diagnose headaches and their causes. You might need one if you have headaches daily or almost every day or have a sudden onset severe headache. Doctors can’t diagnose migraines with the test, though. How Does a CT Scan Help? The test can help your doctor…

shoulder CT

What’s the purpose of a shoulder CT scan? The most common reason for a shoulder CT scan is to evaluate the shoulder after an injury. This could be a one-time injury or a recurring one, such as the shoulder repeatedly popping out of its socket or dislocating. The scan can help your doctor assess a fracture more…

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