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The Difference Between CT and MRI: How Does Your Doctor Decide Which to Order?

The Difference Between CT and MRI: How Does Your Doctor Decide Which to Order?
CT and MRI are two different types of medical imaging that create images of organs and tissues inside your body. While CT and MRI are similar in many ways, there are differences between them. Because of these differences, doctors might choose one imaging method over the other.Both CTs and MRIs are non-invasive and pain-free, and each can help your ...
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The Role of Radiology in the Coronavirus

The Role of Radiology in the Coronavirus
Infections with the novel coronavirus began in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019. Other countries began reporting infections soon afterwards.By February 10, 2020, novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had infected more than 40,000 people and taken the lives of more than 900, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While the risks of infection from...
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Everything You Need to Know about Biopsies

Everything You Need to Know about Biopsies
Biopsies are important tests, but they are not as scary or as uncomfortable as you might imagine.A biopsy is the removal of body tissue to examine it more closely for disease. The tissue sample may come from any part of the body.Doctors, surgeons, and interventional radiologists perform biopsies for a variety of reasons, such as to test the tissue ...
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The Role of Radiology in Prostate Care

The Role of Radiology in Prostate Care
Prostate care is important to a man's overall health. Located between the bladder and the penis, this walnut-sized gland secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. The urethra, which is a tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis, runs through the prostate. Prostate problems can press against the urethra to restrict urination and...
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How do Bones Grow?

How do Bones Grow?
Kids grow up so fast. In fact, a baby grows about 10" in the first year of life and grows several inches each year after that, especially during puberty. All of this growth is due to growing bones.But how exactly do bones grow?Babies are born with about 300 bones, and full-grown adults have only 206. Babies have tiny bones compared with adults, of ...
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Brain Scans and Dementia – What do the Medical Tests Show?

Brain Scans and Dementia – What do the Medical Tests Show?
Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of brain conditions that affect memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily life. About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, according to the World Health Organization, and there are almost 10 million new cases each year. There are many different conditions under the u...
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Which Sports are Associated with the Most Injures?

Which Sports are Associated with the Most Injures?
Participating in sports is a great way to stay active and healthy, but suffering a sports injury can take you out of the game. Some sports are especially dangerous and associated with high injury rates.Sports are incredibly popular. The number of high school kids participating in high school sports reached an all-time high of 7,980,886 in 2017-18, ...
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Who (or What) is Aunt Minnie?

Who (or What) is Aunt Minnie?
Nearly every profession has its own trade lingo. Musicians say "one-four-five with a short four" to refer to different notes on a major scale, for example, and a movie director might say "chicken in the gate" at the end of a take. Radiologists also have their own lingo.One of the most famous is Aunt Minnie. In fact, Aunt Minnie is so renowned among...
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