Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology Blog

January 4, 2018

Will AI Replace the Need for Radiologists?

Will AI Replace the Need for Radiologists

The development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) for healthcare applications – including radiology – took a major step forward in the past year. Moreover, there’s no sign of AI advancement slowing down in 2018.

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December 21, 2017

What to Expect After Receiving Abnormal Mammogram Results

For many women, getting a call back from the doctor’s office informing them of an abnormality on their mammogram is scary, if not terrifying.

But an abnormal mammogram doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. In fact, the numbers are heavily in your favor to begin with: the American Cancer Society reports that only 10% of women are called back for more tests following their initial mammogram, and only 8 to 10% of those called back will need a biopsy to determine if cancer is present.

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December 7, 2017

What Will Radiology Look Like in 10 years?

The fields of healthcare and medicine have embraced a steady stream of new technology in the past several years and the future is destined to bring more of the same. That includes the field of radiology, in which the future promises to hold even greater value to patients.

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November 16, 2017

How Machines Read Your Brain: What Doctors Can Learn to Help You

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain involves the use of a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the brain and brain stem. MRIs help doctors detect a variety of conditions of the brain, including tumors, cysts, bleeding, swelling, and more.

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November 9, 2017

What Age Should You Stop Getting Mammograms

While a routine screening mammogram won’t prevent breast cancer, it does save countless lives by detecting the disease as early as possible. The Mayo Clinic cites research in which regular screening mammograms have reduced breast cancer deaths by 30% in the U.S. alone.

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November 2, 2017

How Can MRIs and Imaging Really Help You

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become an increasingly vital tool for medical professionals seeking detailed images of the body. The first MRIs were performed over 40 years ago, but technological advancements have made them an essential part of diagnosis and treatment.

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October 24, 2017

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.

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October 17, 2017

Should I Get an Annual 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.

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October 12, 2017

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.

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September 28, 2017

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.

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