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  • hospital vs. outpatient imaging center: which one is right for you?

Hospital vs Outpatient Imaging Center: Which One’s Right For You?

When a doctor recommends an MRI scan, the first question you'll need to ask yourself is where you want to get your imaging procedure done- a hospital or an outpatient imaging center.  Where you decide to go for your procedure is an important decision and can vary from patient to patient. When it comes to an imaging center, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible, but we know it may not be the right decision in your effort to heal. There are various benefits to each so we are here to provide you with the tools to make the best decision. 

  • 10 jokes to desctress your week

10 Radiology Jokes To Destress Your Week

As radiologists, our profession can be very demanding, stressful, and mentally exhausting, so it makes sense that we tend to ease the tension with a little radiology humor. Here are 10 radiology jokes we cannot help giggling at!

  • 5 pointers for identifying signs of osteoporosis

5 Pointers For Identifying Signs Of Osteoporosis

Throughout our lives, our bones are constantly being broken down and replaced, but as we age, we begin to lose the ability to replenish the bone loss and as a result, we experience the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis. If you believe that you or someone you know may be suffering from osteoporosis, here are 5 pointers that will help you identify whether the symptoms are actually signs of osteoporosis.

  • child safety, MRI safety, radiology and children, are xrays safe for kids, are MRI's safe for kids, are CT scans safe for kids, rosetta radiology

Radiology and Child Safety: Steps Professionals Take To Protect Your Child

The benefits of medical imaging are abundant. Medical imaging can help us diagnose an illness without invasive, uncomfortable procedures. However, there are some innate risks associated with medical imaging, namely exposure to radiation. As a parent, the risk of radiation may pose aversion. You probably want to know the steps your radiologist will take to ensure your child has a safe, positive experience. Here are some ways radiologists work to improve the safety of children and radiology.

  • About radiation therapy treatment

What To Expect From Your Radiation Therapy Treatment

At Rosetta Radiology, we believe that our radiation oncology patients benefit from knowing what radiation therapy treatment steps to expect and what their radiation therapy treatment plan will look like. If you or someone you know is about to begin radiation therapy treatment, here is everything you need to know as well as what to expect. 

  • What is Bone Density Loss

What Is Bone Density Loss And Why Does It Matter

The main result of bone density loss is the bone disease Osteoporosis but in order to understand bone density loss, Osteoporosis, and the importance of early detection, we have to answer some questions first.
 

  • About intravenous pyelogram

Why Would I Need An Intravenous Pyelogram?

If you are suffering from the urinary tract or kidney problems, your doctor may suggest an intravenous pyelogram. But what is an IVP? This imaging test may be intimidating because of the dyes and x-rays involved, but we are here to assure you that this test is nothing to worry about.

  • 4 things to know about ultrasound

4 Facts You Should Know About 4D Ultrasounds

4D ultrasounds are a very attractive option to expecting parents, but there are some things new parents should know and evaluate about 4D ultrasounds before choosing to get one. Here are 4 facts you should know about 4D ultrasounds.

Why You May Need A Bone Density Scan

Diagnostic imaging tests are often used to treat various diseases, monitor areas of concern, and provide doctors with answers to important medical questions. At Rosetta Radiology, we offer various imaging services that help our radiologist best serve our patients needs. Bone density tests, also known as DEXA bone densitometry, are important when monitoring current or potential bone health issues.

  • How do X-rays work?

Imaging 101: How Do X-Rays Work?

How do X-rays work? Despite being the oldest imaging tool, X-rays still hold a lot of mystery for those who aren’t familiar with imaging tests. But, as long as you’re not a medical professional, that’s perfectly normal. Nonetheless, at Rosetta we like to keep our patients (and our readers) well informed. Here is everything you need to know about X-rays!