Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology Blog

May 16, 2017

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.

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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.

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May 2, 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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April 25, 2017

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.


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April 18, 2017

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.

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April 11, 2017

Understanding Fluoroscopy: What you need to Know About the Screening Process



One of the many specializations offered here at Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology is fluoroscopy. This procedure uses x-ray technology, combined with the use of a contrast agent, in order to better help physicians examine processes as they occur inside the body. Essentially, fluoroscopy allows specialists to get an “x-ray movie” of certain organs or systems working in real-time, so that they can further understand the efficiency (or lack thereof) of those body parts.

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April 4, 2017

The History of the Ultrasound


 

Like many advancements in technology, the ultrasound has become part of our normal, and for many in the medical field, everyday lives. Whether it be for diagnostic purposes, or to determine the health of a developing baby, the ultrasound is a procedure that many people are familiar with.

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March 28, 2017

Precertification for MRI: What You Need To Know

 

One of our top priorities here at LDR are to provide quality care, scans, and reads to our patients, and to provide results as quickly and efficiently as possible. Each patient has his or her own individual needs, and we work closely with our referring physicians in order to provide a healthcare experience that is appropriate for them.

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March 21, 2017

What’s Looked For While Reading Bone Density Scans

 

Over the past 20 years, the field of radiology has been evolving at a furious pace, and is currently proving to play a key role in the diagnosis, prediction, and treatment of disease. Here at Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology, we provide a wide range of specializations, scans, and technology to help our facility step up to that role.

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March 14, 2017

5 Ways LDR Helps Rural Hospitals

 

Here at LDR, we’re proud to be a top servicer of imaging departments in the south plains region. Each hospital we work with is an important connection to us, and we strive to provide the highest quality service to every one of them.

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