Choosing where to get a diagnostic imaging scan can be a complicated decision full of questions. What type of scan do I need? How much will my scan cost? These initial questions may lead you to wonder where you should get your diagnostic imaging scan: either a hospital or an outpatient imaging center. While quality care is often the first consideration when making this decision, outpatient facilities usually offer both quality care and affordability over a hospital for diagnostic imaging procedures.
Cancer. It’s arguably one of the most heartbreaking diseases in the field of medicine. There are nearly 100 different types of cancer, and almost half a million people die every year because of it. Everyone knows someone who has had cancer, and the struggle of cancer is challenging not only for the patient but for the family and friends as well. Considering these grim statistics, a lot of patients will ask doctors, “How can I avoid getting cancer?”
Unfortunately, cancer happens. It doesn’t discriminate based on age, gender, or ethnicity, it doesn’t affect only those with genetic predispositions or lifestyles associated with high cancer risk. It can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time.