Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology Blog

September 21, 2017

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.

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September 14, 2017

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.

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September 7, 2017

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.

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August 29, 2017

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.

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August 22, 2017

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.

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August 15, 2017

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.

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August 8, 2017

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.

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July 25, 2017

Tips for Choosing a Diagnostic Imaging Facility

Radiology has become an important facet of modern medicine. With rapidly-evolving technology and life-saving benefits that seem to become more plentiful each day, it’s no surprise that imaging centers are cropping up across the country.

Because radiology can have such an impact on your health, it’s extremely important to choose the right imaging facility for your needs. How, then, can you determine which one is right for you? Be sure to address each of the following before you make your decision.

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July 18, 2017

Vascular Ultrasound: What You Need to Know

When the term “ultrasound” comes up in conversation, many of us think of wellness checks during pregnancy, and for good reason. Prenatal ultrasounds are an effective and commonly-used way to monitor the health of a growing baby.

That function, however, barely scratches the surface of what ultrasounds are capable of. Today, we’d like to introduce you to the practice of vascular ultrasound, which can be used to examine circulation quality.

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What is Interventional Radiology?

Radiology is a rapidly-evolving branch of medicine, recognized by many for the diagnostic insight it provides into the health of patients across the globe. Through images produced by various radiological techniques, physicians are able to see inside the bodies of their patients, providing life-saving information about their conditions.

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