Radiology is a rapidly-advancing field in many ways, and not just in terms of procedures and equipment. The speed at which our field is evolving demands that we stay as up-to-date as possible with current trends and resources, which is why the digitalization of medical files has become such an important part of our business model here at Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology.
Utilizing Digital Medical Files: Risks & Rewards
Purchasing New Equipment: Outsourcing vs. Upgrading
Rural and smaller hospitals often serve as a beacon in their communities, bringing economic stability and health care to citizens who deeply need it. These hospitals provide jobs for new residents and improve the quality of life so that more people will be drawn to the surrounding area.
Common Imaging Trends Radiologists See During Summer
Similar to the ways that the slick surfaces and poor visibility of winter cause an increase in injury, the beautiful, sunny days of summer are also responsible for an upturn in injuries that require X-rays or other diagnostic scans.
CT Scans: What To Expect
Here at Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology, we offer many specializations to accommodate the wide range of radiology needs in our area. One of those specializations is the CT Scan, which is extremely effective and one of the most commonly used scanning methods in radiology today.
What You Need to Know about Prenatal Ultrasounds: Are They Safe?
Pregnancy can be a whirlwind of emotions for everyone involved, especially if the expecting parents are experiencing pregnancy for the first time. The vast amount of incoming medical information, coupled with the uncertainty of the future can be overwhelming, to say the least.
The Benefits of Off-Site Medical Imaging
Radiology has become an indispensable field of modern medicine. Whether being used for diagnostic or therapeutic reasons, the many evolving forms of radiology have saved countless lives and provided valuable insight into some of the most baffling conditions.
Best Practices for HIPAA Compliance and Teleradiology
If you’ve visited a medical institution in recent years, you surely have encountered forms referring to “HIPAA.”
Even if the forms were explained to you in detail, there’s a good chance that HIPAA is still slightly confusing. We’d like to give our readers a brief, basic explanation of HIPAA and discuss how it helps (rather than hinders) our teleradiology capabilities here at Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology.
The History of the Mammogram
Today the mammogram is one of the most important tools in the detection and treatment of breast cancer. It has become a mainstay technique in diagnostic radiology, and has aided in the significant reduction of breast cancer deaths since their peak in 1991.
The Importance of a Yearly Mammogram
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.
Meet the New 3 Tesla MRI Machine
One of the most common forms of diagnostic imaging is MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). MRI has, in fact, become such a mainstay in modern radiology that many people actually expect to undergo an MRI scan at some point in their lives.