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.
When you need an imaging procedure done, you’ll likely go through the process of choosing an imaging center. There are lots of factors to consider when selecting an imaging center, but one of the most important is the radiologists who will be reading your scan. Your radiologist is who will interpret the images taken by the radiology technicians and diagnose you based on those images, so it’s important that they not only be incredibly experienced, you also want them to be onsite at the imaging center rather than a remote group.
Most people assume […]
Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis shakes your entire world and rearranges everything you believed was set. The shock that comes after a diagnosis takes time to overcome; you’ll also need time to process all of the information that comes with an initial diagnosis.
At first, everything that you’re told may seem jumbled or like a complete blur, which can be stressful when you’re trying to stay informed and make the right choice for you and your family. Take some time to yourself and then go back to your doctor with loads […]
If you’re getting an imaging procedure, chances are that you may have broken a bone. Broken bones are one of the most common reasons why patients undergo medical imaging procedures like x-rays, with approximately 6.3 million broken bones occurring in the US alone every single year. Breaking a bone is never fun, but there are some breaks that hurt more than others!
Here’s a look at some of the bones that hurt the most to break:
The femur is the longest and strongest […]
If you’ve been referred by your physician to receive a stereotactic breast biopsy, you may have some questions. You may be wondering why you’ve been recommended to receive one, how they work, how you can prepare, and what to expect the day of your breast biopsy. In this article, we will answer these questions and more to help you understand and prepare for your stereotactic breast biopsy.
In short, a stereotactic breast biopsy is a non-surgical method of assessing a breast abnormality, usually when small accumulations of calcium called calcifications are […]
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, your oncologist may have recommended radiation therapy as part of your comprehensive treatment plan. Radiation treatment is one of the most common treatments for cancer. However, there are side effects of radiation treatment that can be uncomfortable, especially if a patient does not know what to expect. Below we will explain radiation treatment and discuss some common side effects associated with it.
What is radiation treatment?
According to the American Cancer Society, radiation therapy uses high-energy particles or waves such as x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams, or protons, to destroy or damage cancer […]
MRIs are a wonderful tool used to diagnose and treat countless diseases and ailments. In some cases, and MRI can provide clearer, more detailed images thank other types of diagnostic imaging methods. When it comes to getting an MRI for your child, you may be more apprehensive than if you were getting an MRI for yourself. Your number one concern as a parent your child’s safety, so you want to be sure MRIs are safe for children. While we can attest that MRIs are almost always safe procedures for your child to undergo, we’ll dive into more about MRIs to ease any concerns you may have.