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 […]
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 […]
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, all the things you need to do in addition to fighting for your life can seem overwhelming. You likely have no clue where to start with finding resources for support or education and information during your treatment. In this article, we will share 5 great resources to help your daily life seem more manageable while battling cancer.
When you’re diagnosed with cancer, the best thing you can do is to find a medical team you can literally trust with your life. They are your best resource for […]
Breast cancer awareness is usually focused on gaining momentum to help fight breast cancer using fundraisers, contests, and other ways to raise money to fund research. However, one aspect of breast cancer that is sometimes pushed to the side is how to support people who are already going through it. It can be a tricky ocean to navigate when someone you are close to tells you they have breast cancer, but here are 5 excellent ways to show your support for them.
Tip #1: Be honest
People who are going through […]