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…

New AI software shows promise in diagnosing breast cancer along with ultrasound and CT scan.

A test conducted by a New York-based radiology group found artificial intelligence used in breast ultrasound examinations provides evidence that the software helps in cancer detection when using ultrasound and CT scans. The tests took place over 18 months and included input from nine specialist and utilized AI software from Koios Medical. Koios DS Breast…

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…

Earlier this year, United Imaging Healthcare was granted FDA clearance for their full-body combined PET/CT scanner. The scanner, called the uEXPLORER, performs whole-body scans using a combination of both PET and CT scans. The new system, designed in China, is expected to be used for research and in clinics. uEXPLORER’s advanced technology can find cancer,…

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you have probably received multiple CT scans during treatment. The cross-sectional images of bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels produced by CT scans are vital in diagnosing and treating cancer. CT scans are routinely used in radiotherapy or radiation treatment. Doctors utilize CT scans…

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…

Research findings conducted during the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI), found a new blood test can detect mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) missed by CT scans. The data was collected from 18 different brain trauma centers in the United States. “Blood-based biomarkers are emerging as an important tool to detect…

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…

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