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.
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.
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.
5 Ways to Prepare for a Diagnostic Procedure
Here at Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology, one of our priorities is providing a welcoming patient experience that is as stress-free as possible. Our staff has years of experience working with diagnostic procedures and understands that an imaging procedure can cause anxiety in certain patients.
In addition to providing top-notch services in a caring facility, we’d like to offer some tips that will help make your diagnostic experience go as smoothly as possible.
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.
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.
Referring Physicians: How We Make Your Life Easier
Some of our greatest allies in the quest to preserve our patients’ health and provide fast, friendly service, are the physicians who refer them to our facility. Our goal is to make the communication process between our radiologists and our patients’ physicians as smooth and efficient as possible.