Positron emission tomography (PET) scans help physicians and clinicians see how well the tissues and organs inside the body are functioning. Among the functions that a PET scan can detect include blood flow, glucose metabolism, and oxygen use. Because of its ability to detect these bodily functions, a PET scan can effectively be used to […]
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are instrumental in determining the success of cancer treatments. Using an MRI machine, physicians might be able to tell if a tumor is malignant or benign. MRI can also be used to identify if the cancer has metastasized or spread to other parts of the body. As well, MRI scanning […]
Athletes should be aware of the dangers involved in their field of interest. They are constantly faced with risks of injury-causing accidents in every game they play. Depending on the type of accident they get involved in, they may sustain cuts, bruises, dislocations, or fractures, which require immediate professional treatment.
In the past, doctors could hardly differentiate Crohn’s disease from ulcerative colitis, leading to many instances of misdiagnosis. Improvements in the field of medicine, however, has now allowed for better means of evaluating the disease. For decades now, imaging scans have been used to assess the extent, severity and contiguity of Crohn’s disease. While a […]
MRI of the head uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of the brain, surrounding tissues and cranial structures. While the exam is commonly used to diagnose and monitor disorders that affect the brain like aneurysms, brain abscess, tumors, multiple sclerosis, etc., MRI capabilities exceed far beyond that. MRI of the head can […]
Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is the third most common type of thyroid cancer, making up about 3 percent of all thyroid cancer cases. Although considered very rare, this type of cancer can spread fast to other areas of the body. Both physicians and patients, therefore, stay wary of the possibility of recurrence even after successful […]