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 […]

Diagnostic Reference Levels: Reducing Radiation Exposure Safe During X-Rays and CT Scans

Diagnostic Reference Levels: Reducing Radiation Exposure Safe During X-Rays and CT Scans

Diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) are just one of the ways radiologists protect patients from excessive exposure to radiation during X-rays and CT scans, but most patients can go through a lifetime of imaging procedures without ever hearing of a DRL. If you’re worried about the ionizing radiation associated with some types of diagnostic imaging, though, […]