Lumbar MRI Scans: What Every Patient Should Know

Lumbar MRI Scans: What Every Patient Should Know

If your physician recommends a lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination, you’ll need to complete the process as quickly as possible in order to obtain a diagnosis and start treatment for your condition. However, you’ve probably got some questions about what an MRI entails—is it safe? Will it hurt? Is there any way to reduce […]

Do Ultrasounds Cause Autism? Nope, Say Researchers

Do Ultrasounds Cause Autism? Nope, Say Researchers

In recent years, the diagnoses of autism in adolescents has skyrocketed, leading to a spike in research on the underlying causes of autism spectrum disorder. People began to suspect all sorts of things of being associated with the disorder, including ultrasounds. With that in mind, researchers conducted a study asking whether or not ultrasounds could […]

This is What the FDA Says About Ultrasounds

This is What the FDA Says About Ultrasounds

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) helps to govern and promote public health through a variety of regulations and controls, and ultrasound scans fall directly under their purview. It’s no surprise that the FDA has quite a lot to say on the subject. Below, we present the FDA information most important to patients planning an […]

Here’s How Doctors Diagnose Kidney Stones Using Medical Imaging Technologies

Here’s How Doctors Diagnose Kidney Stones Using Medical Imaging Technologies

Kidney stones can be a serious health problem, severely limiting activity and movement. Luckily, with significant advances in medical technology, several imaging modalities can painlessly and unobtrusively diagnose this condition. These include abdominal X-rays, computerized tomography (CT) scans, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). All of these tests help to doctors quickly and correctly diagnose […]

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 […]