During the second half of the 20th century, the field of radiology has rapidly progressed in terms of efficiency and accessibility. Many of the procedures that have been researched, perfected, and put into practice have become some of medicine’s most accurate ways to prevent and treat disease.
The Importance of Mammograms
October is recognized nationally as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” This campaign is designed to raise awareness of breast cancer, and to educate the public about the disease as much as possible. Widespread awareness campaigns like this are extremely important in the raising of funds for cancer research, and can save lives, simply through the spread of information.
MRI Protection: How to Keep You Safe
Radiology has made substantial progress in the past twenty years. So much so, in fact, that the field has become an integral part of modern medicine. Different types of radiological scans have become household terms, easily-recognized by the general public.
Coronary Artery Blockages: How to Fix Them
It’s no surprise that heart health is important. An active, healthy cardiovascular system has an elevated chance to avoid the various heart diseases that are fatal to roughly 25% of the population.
A Myelogram: What It Shows Your Doctor
When examining the spine for anything from injury to chronic pain, the common method of examination is usually Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). As mentioned in our previous post about MRI, this form of diagnostic scan is made possible by the use of an extremely powerful magnet. While this method is ideal, there are instances in which an MRI is not a safe option for the patient. For example, a patient with a pacemaker would not qualify for an MRI and would need spinal examination via a different method.
What Is Nuclear Medicine?
The world of radiology is vast, always-evolving and made up of many different forms of procedures and technologies. This can make understanding your procedures an overwhelming process. We’re happy to have our blog as a platform through which we can educate our current and prospective patients on our services and specialties.
Detection of Ovarian Cancer: How Medical Imaging Can Save Your Life
Medical imaging can serve a variety of important purposes ranging from operational guidance to fetal monitoring. One of the most groundbreaking ways to utilize the power of radiology, however, is through early cancer detection. Since radiology began to prove itself as a powerful screening tool, the mortality rate for many cancers has decreased significantly, making medical imaging an integral tool in today’s medical landscape.
Bone Loss: Causes, Symptoms, and Detection
Did you know that your bones are made up of living tissue?
To maintain the strength and quality of your bones, your body continually breaks down this living tissue and replaces it with fresh, strong new bone tissue. This process occurs until the body reaches a point known as “peak bone density,” usually by age 30.
Ultrasounds: Not Just For Pregnancy
The term “ultrasound” is most-often associated with a form of imaging used to monitor the safety and health of pregnancy. Ultrasound imaging is considered one of the safest ways to obtain internal images due to its lack of radiation use and has become a go-to solution in the prenatal field.
Catching Lung Cancer Early: What to Look For
One of the many specializations we offer here at Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology is diagnostic screening. Diagnostic screening is used to check for disease in asymptomatic patients, provide information on patients with established disease processes, check on the benefit or side effects of other treatments, or to determine if a patient is free from a particular disease.