How Imaging Centers Reduce Radiation Exposure in CT Scans

How Imaging Centers Reduce Radiation Exposure in CT Scans

Computed tomography procedures, or CT scans, allow doctors to quickly diagnose serious conditions, from heart disease to kidney stones. The CT scanner is indisputably a life-saving technology. However, CT scans do expose patients to some dose of ionizing radiation, which can increase the risk of cancer on repeated exposure. Luckily, radiologists have come up with […]

Quick MRI Scans and Image Quality: Time Matters

Quick MRI Scans and Image Quality: Time Matters

Given the choice, most patients would prefer a quick MRI scan with high-quality results. Who has the time to spend all day in a scanner bore? Of course, a full-body scan will take longer than an MRI of the wrist, but generally, shorter is better in terms of patient comfort. In fact, patients who spend […]

MRI Detection of Prostate Cancer Could Save Thousands of Lives at a Lower Cost

MRI Detection of Prostate Cancer Could Save Thousands of Lives at a Lower Cost

The best way to catch prostate cancer early could be entirely noninvasive, radiation-free, and low in cost. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a targeted biopsy is more effective than the current standard — transrectal ultrasonography–guided biopsy — in detecting prostate cancer. That’s according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The […]