One of the best things about the medical advances our society has made thus far is that detecting and diagnosing ailments or injuries has never been easier! There are so many incredible medical imaging procedures available, each with their own benefits and use cases, and doctors are able to utilize this technology to catch diseases in their earliest stages, detect abnormalities, and even perform life-saving treatment. One of the most versatile and useful of these technologies is Magnetic Resonance Imaging— also referred to as MRI.
May is Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month; osteoporosis can be a scary diagnosis, especially if you are still relatively young and active. This disease usually is progressive in nature; you may be instructed to limit activity and be cautious with higher-impact exercises. Since this condition can impact daily life so extensively, Rosetta Radiology recommends that at-risk patients follow these prevention tips and come in regularly for a DEXA bone density scan.
What Is Osteoporosis?
“According to the National Osteoporosis […]
If you have just received one of many diagnostic tests to identify disease, injury, or ailment, chances are you are waiting anxiously for the radiology report. One of the most common queries radiology patients have is “how long will it take to receive the all-important test results?” Below, we will discuss some routine imaging procedures and how long you can expect to be awaiting important results.
Mammograms are used to diagnose breast cancer. This test is a woman’s strongest […]
Cancer is the last diagnosis that anyone wants to hear, but leaps and bounds have been made in its treatment in recent years. Here at Rosetta Radiology, we know that your diagnosis has led you to question treatment options. Most patients will be faced with chemotherapy (chemo), radiation, and surgical procedures to help manage their cancer. However, many patients we speak to are unaware that there is a difference between chemo and radiation.
What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy, also known as “chemo”, has been used for many years. The […]
Since breast cancer is the second most common cancer for women, undergoing an annual mammogram is important. Catching breast cancer early is the best way to successfully fight the disease. Whether it’s been awhile since your last mammogram or it’s your first time undergoing this procedure, we’ve created a list of helpful tips on how to prepare for your mammogram.
1. Schedule Your Mammogram At An ACR Accredited Facility
Similarly to how our center is ACR accredited for MRI, CT, and a variety of […]
If you’ve never seen a medical drama or have never needed to get an MRI done, you may not be familiar with what this diagnostic imaging tool is for. There’s no need to get stressed out if your doctor ordered an MRI for you; we’ll go over everything you need to know before your imaging appointment.
People often refer to this important medical tool as “an MRI”; however, Magnetic Resonance Imaging is simply a type of […]
When a doctor suspects that there is a problem with your esophageal function they may need to perform a test to get a closer look. In order to do so, there are two tests that are commonly used, which include an esophagram and a modified barium swallow test. The doctor will recommend either test depending on the patient and the symptoms indicated. Below, we will highlight the main differences and similarities between getting an esophagram and a modified barium swallow test.
We began Women’s History Month with a bang; International Women’s Day celebrated decades of strong, intelligent women who have fought for our rights, slain gender barriers, and made remarkable scientific achievements. Seeing as Rosetta Radiology is focused on all things related to radioactivity’s utility in the medical field, we would like to shine a spotlight on one of the most famous female radiologists and women in radiology: Madame Marie Curie.
About Marie Curie
Born as Maria Salomea Skłodowska on November 7th, 1867, madame Curie spent her years absorbed […]
Discovered in the late 19th century, radiation has changed the way we view our world on a fundamental level. Unfortunately, it often gets a bad rap. Though radiation can have dangerous, even devastating effects, it’s also a part of everyday life. Since its discovery, however, it’s also has become an invaluable tool, with implications in so many fields, from geology to medicine. Though we value a good sense of caution, we also like to keep things in perspective; so let’s debunk what exactly radiation is, and some of the most common myths surrounding it.
For patients who struggle with osteoporosis, even the smallest impact can shatter a bone. Characterized by soft, brittle bones, osteoporosis can be extremely dangerous if you don’t know you have it. Luckily, a simple DEXA scan can help identify at-risk individuals.
What Is A DEXA Scan?
A DEXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) scan, also known as a bone density scan, is a type of medical imaging that uses x-rays at varying frequencies to view different types of bone tissue. A bone density scan uses minimal amounts of radiation to create a clear image […]