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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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Radiologists Can Help Identify Domestic Violence

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Radiologists help doctors diagnose illnesses and evaluate the severity of injuries for millions of patients each year. Results of a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital suggest that radiologists could also help clinicians identify cases of domestic violence. To do so, though, the radiologists must be aware of the subtle patterns that can sig...
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Nervous About Your Visit? Here's How We Can Help

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Medical care can be stressful - even simple diagnostic procedures that are completely noninvasive. It's not uncommon to be nervous and anxious when seeing a medical care provider; many patients who come to RAI already have some level of anxiety about an existing underlying medical issue or worrisome symptoms for which a cause hasn't yet been identi...
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