PET scans are used to treat and diagnose caner, brain, and heart conditions.

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. These scans use radiation and a radioactive tracer drug that shows activity. PET scans sometimes detect disease before it shows up on other imaging tests and is most commonly used in cancer treatment, neurology, and…

X-Ray, MRI, or CT Scan?

Every patient and every injury is different. Many factors such as the how the injury occurred,  extent of damage, health of the patient, and condition of the effected area are all considered during treatment. Your doctor will be able to recommend a treatment plan and can decide how to view your injury either with an…

Radiation Doses for Lung Cancer Screenings Vary

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that many facilities exceed the recommended radiation dose when performing CT scans for lung cancer. The study also found that facilities following protocols set by a radiologist or an internal medical physicist contained lower doses. “If CT scans are performed with higher radiation dose than recommended, this…

Every year, over 3 million people are diagnosed with nasal polyps. These polys develop in the nasal passages and sinuses and cause postnasal drip, persistent runny nose and stuffiness, and facial pain. While not usually harmful, nasal polyps cause annoying symptoms and sometimes require surgery. Even after surgery, these polyps may return. A study conducted…

Your dog can get a CT scan! When veterinarians need to get a closer look at a dog or cat’s organ, muscle, or bone, they might order a CT scan and refer your pet to a university vet hospital or specialty center where the procedures are performed. CT scans in pets are almost identical to…

A new screening test has been developed to detect lung cancer in high-risk patients. This is the first test of it’s kind for early diagnoses and potential risk for lung cancer-the leading cancer killer for both men and women in the United States. According to the American Lung Association (ALA), more than half of people…

A CT Scan test is used to find calcium buildup in arteries-a sign of heart disease. Many patients diagnosed with heart disease or those who come to a hospital with a cardiac emergency have no symptoms or a previous diagnoses. A heart attack is caused by arterial blockage that prevents blood and oxygen from reaching…

InSight Imaging announced the recent installation of a Philips Vereos PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) system at their Honolulu location, the world’s first full digital PET/CT scan. This machine is only the 25th install in the U.S. and 67th worldwide This tool can help local physicians better make evaluations to determine the best course of…

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…

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…

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