A neurosurgeon at in Littleon, Colorado at Littleton Adventist Hospital is the first to ever use a new imaging device during deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for a patient with Parkinson’s disease. During DBS, a surgeon implants electrodes in the brain to control tremor or other symptoms. DBS is also used in the treatments of…

Screening patients for early lung cancer can be made far more effective by using ancillary blood tests, new research suggests. “Screening by CT saves lives, reducing lung cancer mortality by at least 20%,” noted Stephen Lam, MD, chair, provincial lung tumor group at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada. However, a key issue…

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…

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…

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…

cervical ct scan

What is a cervical spine CT scan? A cervical spine CT scan is a medical procedure that uses specialized X-ray equipment and computer imaging to create a visual model of your cervical spine. The cervical spine is the portion of the spine that runs through the neck. Because of this, the test is also called a neck CT scan….

Heart Scan

A heart scan, also known as a coronary calcium scan, is a specialized X-ray test that provides pictures of your heart that can help your doctor detect and measure calcium-containing plaque in the arteries. Plaque inside the arteries of your heart can grow and restrict or blood flow to the muscles of the heart. Measuring…

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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