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What is a Stroke?

What is a Stroke?

A stroke is a medical emergency that could cause major disability and even death. Strokes are common and a leading cause of death in the United States: each year, more than 795,000 people in the nation have a stroke; of these, 137,000 die. In fact, every 40 minutes, someone has a stroke in the US; every 3.5 minutes, an American dies from a stroke. ...

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What’s a Rotator Cuff Injury?

What’s a Rotator Cuff Injury?

Rotator cuff injuries are common causes of pain and disability among adults in the United States. In fact, nearly 2 million people visit their doctors each year because of rotator cuff problems, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The risk for rotator cuff injuries increase with age. A rotator cuff injury can cause pain and we...

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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 fro...

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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 amon...

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International Coalition of Radiologists Call for Ethics Guidelines on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology

International Coalition of Radiologists Call for Ethics Guidelines on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology

The healthcare industry is increasingly adopting artificial intelligence (AI), which are powerful computer systems that work and react like humans. AI and other autonomous systems help a number of medical departments and specialties, including administration and radiology, use large amounts of information to reduce errors and improve patient care f...

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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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What is Contrast Material and How Does it Work?

What is Contrast Material and How Does it Work?

If you have ever undergone medical imaging, such as an MRI or CT scan, chances are good that you received contrast. MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computed tomography) are types of medical equipment that creates image of internal organs and structures. Contrast material enhances and improves the quality of these images. Contrast material...

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