How many CT scans can I have

There is no recommended limit on how many computed tomography (CT) scans you can have. CT scans provide critical information. When a severely ill patient has undergone several CT exams, the exams were important for diagnosis and treatment. Medical follow-up care is seldom required for radiation exposure from diagnostic examinations. Effects from radiation are too…

CTCoronavirus

Patients who test positive for pneumonia associated with the coronavirus largely share several findings visible on CT scans. Knowing what symptoms will likely appear on these images can help providers recognize which individuals will need targeted treatment. Together, radiology researchers from the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor…

FDA Approves PET Imaging Compound to Aid Early Diagnosis and Disease Monitoring

The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an imaging compound its researchers developed as a diagnostic tool for people with suspected parkinsonian syndromes, including Parkinson’s disease. Fluorodopa F18 (FDOPA) is an injectable compound used during a PET scan to mark the dopaminergic nerve terminals that…

Compared to regular amyloid imaging, fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET), an imaging technique that quantifies brain function by measuring glucose levels, can better assess the progression and severity of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s, and also cognitive impairment, researchers have found. Their study, “18F-FDG Is a Superior Indicator of Cognitive Performance Compared to…

children and mri's

CT for Kids: What is an CT Exam? An CT exam is a way that doctors take pictures of the inside of you without ever even touching you! They use the pictures of your insides to find any problems so they can help you feel better. The CT machine works with a computer to take…

Once the PET/CT scan is complete, you will be able to leave the imaging facility. Make sure you drink plenty of water or other fluids throughout the day. The results of your scan will be interpreted by a trained nuclear medicine physician or radiologist and your physician will receive a written report approximately 24 to…

The following information will help you prepare for your appointment at the imaging facility. The scanner rooms can sometimes be cool, so we suggest that you wear warm comfortable clothing. You should avoid wearing jewelry or clothes with metal fasteners or zippers. You will be given specific preparation instructions regarding food and drink, but generally…

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