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More than 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Experience Chronic Pain – How Radiology can Help Manage Pain

More than 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Experience Chronic Pain – How Radiology can Help Manage Pain
One in five American adults participating in a recent survey said they experience pain every day or on most days. Chronic pain can prevent people from working, taking care of their families, socializing, or engaging in their favorite pastime. Long-term pain can also affect mental health and reduce a person's quality of life. Fortunately, medical sc...
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History of Radiology

History of Radiology
Radiology is an important part of medical care today. The field developed relatively quickly in the 20th Century, and thanks to computer technology and artificial intelligence (AI), is still advancing. Radiology began in 1895, when Wilhelm Rontgen accidentally discovered x-rays, which is a type of radiation that can penetrate most solid objects. Th...
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How do Bones Heal?

How do Bones Heal?
Bones are incredibly strong. In fact, ounce for ounce, bones are stronger than steel and about four times stronger than concrete. Unfortunately, bones do break – and more often than you might think. In fact, people in the United States suffer approximately 15 million broken bones, also known as bone fractures, each year. About 1.8 million Americans...
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Skipping Your Mammography Exam Could Increase Your Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

Skipping Your Mammography Exam Could Increase Your Risk of Death from Breast Cancer
Women skip mammograms for a wide variety of reasons. Many women forgo their routine mammogram because it is uncomfortable, for example, or because they are scared of the results. Other women avoid mammograms because they believe they are too young or healthy to have breast cancer. Thousands of women skipped mammograms during COVID-19. Skipping a ro...
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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Held every March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month provides a good opportunity to share important information about a common and potentially deadly form of cancer. Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the colon and rectum. It is the third most common type of cancer in both ...
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Adding Breast MRI Screening to Mammography in Women with Dense Breasts

Adding Breast MRI Screening to Mammography in Women with Dense Breasts
Mammograms and breast cancer treatments have prevented more than a half million deaths in the United States over the past 30 years, according to the American Cancer Society. Improvements in treatments and screening methods can potentially save even more lives each year. Breast cancer is a condition in which abnormal breast cells divide rapidly. The...
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Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer Benefits People Who Have Never Smoked

Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer Benefits People Who Have Never Smoked
Doctors often recommend low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer for patients who have smoked at some point in their lifetime. Now the results of a new study suggest that LDCT screening are beneficial for people who have never smoked. About LDCTs LDCT scans the patient's chest to create images of the lungs. Doctors scan the ima...
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Medical Imaging and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety

Medical Imaging and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety
To keep patients and staff safe, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) outlined steps radiology practices and patients could take. These steps include practicing social distancing and the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks. Radiology Affiliates Imaging follows these...
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