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 […]

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 […]