Pet scans are a key tool that radiologists use to diagnose a variety of conditions. Many people are familiar with the PET scan process, but what they might not know is PET scan prep is a vital step to a successful exam. Let’s discuss what a PET scan is, what it is used for, and how to prepare for a PET scan.
It takes an entire team to scan, analyze, and interpret an imaging scan. The process could not be complete without every person who is involved. Two of the most important roles in the imaging process are the radiologist and the radiographer. If you are not familiar with the radiology field, it can be easy to confuse them. In this article, we are discussing the main distinctions between the job of a radiographer and radiologist.
April is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. This time is dedicated to educating the public on the cancerous diseases that impact this region of the body. Many people get involved by events like walks, auctions, galas, workshops and more. At this uncertain time, we are socially distancing, so we’ve decided to do our part by sharing information about the topic. In this article, we will educate you on the risk factors and statistics of oral, head and neck cancers.
As the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming a larger issue in the New York City Area, we hope that you are safe and taking care of your health. Our greatest concern at this time is the safety and wellbeing of our patients. That being said, we feel that it is necessary to remain open and help serve our community. We want to reassure you that we are taking the highest precautions to keep all our facilities clean and sanitary.
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.
People get MRI scans all of the time, but going in for an MRI while pregnant may have women worried about the impact it can have on their baby. As an expecting mother, one may feel uneasy thinking about the potential anxiety that comes with being in a confined space, as well as the potential ramifications that undergoing an imaging procedure may have on their unborn child. In this article, we are answering the question that so many soon-to-be moms have: “Is it safe to get an MRI during pregnancy?”
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 defense for early detection. Mammograms are recommended after the […]
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which calls attention to different types of brain injuries, symptoms they may present, and how they are diagnosed. The theme for this year’s Brain Injury Awareness Month is “Change Your Mind” to de-stigmatize brain injury. Below, we will discuss the different tests available to diagnose various types of traumatic brain injury.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by unexpected damage to the brain caused by a blow or trauma to the head. TBI can be caused by a variety […]
As one of the most common bone diagnostic imaging scans, an x-ray is simply a form of radiation which uses electromagnetic waves to create pictures of the inside of your body. While it is most commonly used to determine a broken bone, in these six instances radiologists found more than bones. These six x-ray images, show radiology humor and are only considered to be that because of the strange items that ended up inside of people.
Mammograms are the best mode of identifying breast cancer. By detecting a tumor before it produces symptoms, women are given a better chance to fight it at an earlier stage before it has progressed. One of the most common questions women ask prior to undergoing a mammogram is: “are mammograms painful?” In this article, we will discuss how mammograms work and answer the burning question about whether they hurt or not.
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is the best imaging tool […]