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What an Ultrasound Can Be Used For

What an Ultrasound Can Be Used For
What is an ultrasound? For the most part, many people associate ultrasounds with pregnancy. Expectant mothers will have this procedure performed in order to find out their babies' genders and identify any anomalies or birth defects early on. But fetal imaging is only one of the common uses for ultrasounds. How does the procedure work? An ultrasound...
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Could an MRI Help Doctors Determine What Is Causing Your Pain?

Could an MRI Help Doctors Determine What Is Causing Your Pain?
​Imagine the following scenario: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides enough detail that the radiologist and orthopedic doctor diagnosed a 50% tear in the peroneal tendon of the right ankle. Without the results from the MRI, the college freshman gymnast would have hurt herself even more. After finishing a dose of steroids to reduce swelling an...
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The Shocking Truths About Breast Cancer - How a 3D Mammogram Can Save Your Life

The Shocking Truths About Breast Cancer - How a 3D Mammogram Can Save Your Life
​Breast cancer is a serious health concern that does not discriminate against age or even gender. In fact, experts expect over 2,350 cases of breast cancer for men in the year 2015. For women especially, however, the risk is exponentially greater: about 12% of U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. To decrease...
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RAI Recommendation for Screening Mammography

RAI Recommendation for Screening Mammography

The American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging agree with the American Cancer Society that mammography saves lives and that all women 40 and older should have access to mammography. However, we urge that women get the maximum benefit from mammography by continuing to follow the existing recommendation of the American College of Radiology to have annual mammograms starting at age 40. This is consistent with the American Cancer Society report and recommendations.

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What is Breast Density & Why is it Important?

What is Breast Density & Why is it Important?
Breast density measures the amount of fatty, glandular and fibrous tissue in the breast. A dense breast consists of more glandular and fibrous tissue than fat. It is not a measure of breast firmness; therefore, a mammogram is the only way to determine your density. Dense tissue is relatively common and found in more than forty percent (40%) of wome...
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