Aside from giving birth, a highlight of any mother’s pregnancy is seeing her child for the first time through a baby ultrasound. In addition to playing a huge emotional role during pregnancy, these imaging tests are important for medical reasons, such as tracking a child’s development and ensuring that both the baby and the mother remain in good health.
Were you aware that July is Healthy Vision Month? Here at Rosetta Radiology, we want to raise awareness about how to improve eye health and provide some tips for better vision.
How To Improve Eye Health
It’s easy to take our vision for granted— after all, the majority of us have been able to see with little problems since we were born. Unfortunately, vision can deteriorate very quickly, sometimes without much warning. When it comes to our eyesight, knowledge and prevention really are the best line of defense. […]
Most patients will either receive a referral from their doctor or search for another imaging center that accepts their insurance coverage. However, another factor may help you decide on an imaging center: ACR accreditation; Rosetta Radiology is an ACR accredited imaging center with seven accredited imaging services.
What Is ACR Accreditation?
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is responsible for this particular set of accreditations. As with any accreditation, the ACR has certain standards of care and quality that must be met in order for centers to receive […]
Computed Tomography (CT) has been widely available since the 1980s, with implications mainly for the healthcare sector. While CT technology has greatly increased our understanding of the inside of the human body, it has also led to interesting discoveries after scanning different kinds of objects.
CT scanners use x-rays to produce an image of a cross-section of the body or object being scanned. When many cross-sections are taken, a three-dimensional image of the body cavity, tumor, or object can […]
If you’ve ever gotten an x-ray, you may have a good idea of what radiology is, but what you might not know as much about is the people behind the curtain—the radiologists. Here, we will take a look at what radiologists do, the type of training it takes to become a radiologist, and different types of radiologists.
Radiologists are essentially doctors that specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical radiology procedures involving taking images of the such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and more. What you might not realize is […]
MRI’s are one of the most diverse and widely utilized medical imaging procedures available, and for good reason! The technology has significantly increased in quality over the years, pairs well with other procedures, exposes patients to no radiation, and allows doctors to identify medical issues and injuries that would otherwise go unnoticed— leading to the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases before they progress into something more serious.
Although MRI is most commonly utilized for soft tissue injuries or imaging of the brain, in recent […]
Radiation oncology is a treatment method that uses ionizing radiation to target the rapidly dividing cancer cells within a tumor. Radioactive therapies have been used for decades with plenty of success for thousands of patients, but these are not without their own list of side effects. As you read through our list of radiation oncology side effects, remember that you and your doctor will talk about the risks versus the benefits of this treatment. Ultimately, it is your decision as to which treatment— if any— you […]
Even though breast cancer awareness month is several months away, it’s always important to be talking about preventative measures. Unfortunately, many women are afraid of the most common and effective tool in the detection of early cancer: mammograms. Here at Rosetta Radiology, we want you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible; these are our top six tips and ways to prepare for your mammogram.
What Is A Mammogram?
While most women are familiar with the idea of a mammogram, not everyone knows what it entails. A mammogram is a […]
X-rays are a valuable method of diagnosing or identifying issues as a result of injury or illness. However, these imaging scans expose people to a small dose of ionizing radiation. While this small amount of exposure is safe once in a while, prolonged subjection to ionizing radiation can cause health problems. For many, this raises questions about the dangers of having multiple X-ray procedures. Below, we will discuss how many X-rays are safe to have in one year.
What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is a form of radiant energy that produces […]
As we’ve discussed in a previous blog, MRI scans are incredibly useful diagnostic tools. They can help detect everything from stroke damage to slipped discs— and can provide detailed images of everything in between. One of the major benefits of MRI is that it does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation. However, patients who have metallic implants or tattoos should never have an MRI— this type of scan uses extremely strong magnets to record and create images. Here are a few reasons you might need an MRI.