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Cancer Treatment: What Is IMRT?

Intensity modulated radiation therapy or IMRT is a progressive method of radiation therapy used to treat both cancerous and noncancerous tumors. IMRT treatment isn’t necessarily used in any case of cancer, but if your doctor suggests IMRT as a treatment, here’s what you need to know. 

What is IMRT?

IMRT uses advanced technology to warp photon and proton beams of radiation to adapt to the shape of a specific tumor. Through IMRT, your doctor can more precisely deliver doses of radiation to a tumor while diminishing dosage to adjacent areas.

Treatment is planned using 3-D computed tomography CT or MRI images […]

2019-01-24T22:33:17+00:00January 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cancer Treatment: What Is IMRT?
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PET/CT Scans: The Imaging Device Combo We Love

The combination of the CT scan and the PET scan is still a pretty recent thing but now the imaging device is a staple in diagnostic centers across the world. New PET/CT scans provides very detailed images and more concise answers to important diagnostic questions. Read more to find out how they work.

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Breast Density 101: What It Is And What It Means

Women with dense breasts are 6 times more likely to develop breast cancer during their lifetimes. It’s a statistic that most of us know about, but knowing this isn’t the same as understanding it. Let’s take a look at the facts behind breast density and see what that means for you.

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What Is A CT Angiography & What Are They Used For?

Chances are unless you’ve had one, you likely haven’t heard of a CT Angiography. Otherwise known as a computed tomography angiography (CTA), this procedure uses a contrast injection coupled with a CT Scan to diagnose blood vessel disease and other conditions related to the health of your blood vessels. We’ll dive into the ins and outs of the CTA procedure below.

A CT coronary angiogram relies on a powerful X-ray machine to produce images of your heart and its blood vessels. These tests are noninvasive and don’t require recovery time. Coronary CT angiograms are gradually becoming a viable option […]

2019-01-04T19:01:52+00:00January 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on What Is A CT Angiography & What Are They Used For?