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 […]
Degenerative joint disease, also called osteoarthritis, is characterized by the inflammation and diminishing of the cartilage that surrounds the joint, which results in debilitating pain. This condition affects more than 25 million Americans. If not properly diagnosed, the remaining cartilage, which serves as a shock absorber for the joints, may disappear completely, eliminating the sufferer’s […]
The brain uses more energy than any other organ in the body. To sustain its functionality, a lot of blood has to be pumped towards it every second. When an artery in the brain bursts, a considerable amount of this blood can leak out and cause localized bleeding in the surrounding tissues.