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.
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 […]
February is American Heart Month, a month dedicated towards raising awareness about heart disease and educating the public on proper prevention. Heart health is a big deal these days, and for good reason! With heart disease being the number one killer of adults in the U.S, people are looking for ways to make their heart stronger and help it last longer. One of the best ways to do that is to eat healthier food, specifically heart healthy foods.
Not all foods are created equal, and there are certain foods that can […]
There are so many different factors that go into where you choose to get your imaging procedures! Whether your concerns center around the pricing, location, or the variety of services offered at your imaging facility, there are many things to consider before selecting your diagnostic imaging center. One of the most important ones? The staff and radiologists.
Rosetta Radiology varies from other centers because we have on-site radiologists that provide personalized care on the spot. There’s no need to wait weeks for results when you can meet with one of our […]
What gives you cancer? Every day the answer changes. Not wearing sunscreen used to be a surefire way to increase your risk of cancer, then within years there were claims that wearing sunscreen was actually what put you at risk for developing cancer. Studies come out every week, each one with different results. What you should eat, what you shouldn’t eat…it’s impossible to know. Cancer is a difficult disease, and it’s one that is still largely a mystery to doctors today, even after years of study. There are a lot of mixed opinions, conflicting studies, and differing viewpoints. […]
Between playing sports, enjoying outdoor activities, or just being a little more clumsy than the average person, broken bones are unavoidable. With 206 bones in the human body, the odds are most people will break at least one during their lifetime. Not all bones break the same and some are more likely to break than others because of factors such as bone size and the area it’s located. When a bone is put under extra stress, sometimes it can break. Below, we’ll discuss 5 of the most frequently broken bones in the human body.
MRI’s are one of the most commonly performed diagnostic imaging procedures in the United States. There are tens of millions of MRIs performed each year, and there are a variety of reasons why your doctor may think you’re a good candidate for an MRI. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a type of imaging that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to generate images of the body. MRI has become a very valuable diagnostic tool detecting everything from cancer, heart and vascular disease, strokes, and disorders of the joints and musculoskeletal system.
When it comes to […]
Unless you have undergone uterine tests, you may have never heard the word sonohysterogram (also called a hysterosonogram) or know what it means. Read on to find out more about this useful medical test and what it discovers.
A sonohysterogram is an imaging test that uses sound waves to examine the lining of the uterus. It is used to diagnose issues with fertility, unexplained bleeding, and some causes of pelvic pain.
There are a lot of questions when it comes to MRI’s. What are they? How do they work? Why do they make such weird noises? How much radiation will I be exposed to? It’s totally normal for patients to have questions about their imaging procedures, and as medical professionals who practice in the world of diagnostic imaging, we field questions about MRI’s on a daily basis. We’ve noticed, however, that there’s also a lot of misinformation out there about MRI technology and what happens during the procedure.
Today we’re setting the record straight […]
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 […]