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Do You Have an Increased Risk of Knee Injury? A Single MRI Measurement Can Help You Find Out

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Knee injuries can sideline professional and amateur athletes alike. The results of a new study suggest that a single magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurement can help doctors determine patients' risk for knee injuries associated with kneecap instability. The kneecap protects the knee and plays an important role in how the knee bends. It is a sm...
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FDA Shares New Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers to Make MRIs Safer

FDA Shares New Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers to Make MRIs Safer
Because it does not use radiation to create images of tissues and organs inside a living body, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the safest diagnostic tests used today. While relatively safe, MRIs do pose unique safety hazards for patients and others near or inside the magnetic resonance (MR) environment. To ensure safety and effectiveness...
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Going in for an Imaging Test? Here’s How to Get the Most Accurate Results Possible

Going in for an Imaging Test? Here’s How to Get the Most Accurate Results Possible
Imaging tests can provide your doctor with valuable information about your condition. Your physician may order an imaging test to diagnose an illness or determine the severity of an injury, for example. Imaging tests can also help your doctor determine if a treatment is working. Getting accurate results from an imaging test is important, of course,...
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MRI as Good as Cardiac Catheterization for Diagnosing Coronary Heart Disease

MRI as Good as Cardiac Catheterization for Diagnosing Coronary Heart Disease
When it comes to deciding which treatment is best for patients with chest pain and coronary heart disease (CHD), doctors will typically base the decision on how constricted the arteries serving the heart are. Doctors usually asses this by performing cardiac catheterization, which is an invasive procedure. The results of a new study show that a non-...
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Patient’s Guide to Looking at an X-ray

Patient’s Guide to Looking at an X-ray
Almost everyone who has ever had an x-ray, or who has seen a show where a doctor slaps the x-ray film into the lighted box, has wondered how to read the image. Reading an x-ray may be easier than you think. X-rays use electromagnetic rays, which are a type of radiation. An x-ray machine emits these rays, which pass through the human body to reach a...
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Diagnosing Dangerous Blood Clots with PET/CT Imaging

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The results of a new study suggests that PET/CT imaging may do a better job of helping doctors diagnose dangerous blood clots than several other methods used today. Blood clots are normally a good thing – the formation of blood clots stop excessively bleeding. Sometimes, though, blood clots can pose a health hazard and can even be life threatening....
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Everything You Need to Know about Varicose Veins

Everything You Need to Know about Varicose Veins
You probably already know that varicose veins are those twisted and enlarged veins that can appear on the lower legs. You might have already noticed that varicose veins are extremely common too – more than one-third of people in the United States have them, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery . If you are like many people, though, you may...
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Cardiac MRI Accurately Identifies Fatal Heart Disease

Cardiac MRI Accurately Identifies Fatal Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), claiming approximately 610,000 lives each year. Doctors use a variety of tests, such as stress echocardiograms, catheterizations and stress nuclear exams, to detect heart disease, assess its severity...
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