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Your Doctor Prescribed a Transvaginal Ultrasound: Here's What You Should Know

Your Doctor Prescribed a Transvaginal Ultrasound: Here's What You Should Know
Ultrasound imaging provides a wealth of detailed information about the structures inside of your body as well as the processes that are going on, obtaining "still" photographs as well as real-time video images that demonstrate how well your body is performing certain functions. Most ultrasound exams obtain those images by passing a handheld device ...
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Your Doctor Ordered a Screening Mammogram: Now What

Your Doctor Ordered a Screening Mammogram: Now What
A yearly screening mammogram brings anxiety for many women, in part, because they don't have all the information they need to understand how the test works and why it is so important. It's that time of year again. Your doctor has ordered a screening mammogram for you, so now what? Why Get a Screening Mammogram? Your annual screening mammogram is a ...
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Sports Injury: What Kind of Tests Will Your Doctor Perform

Sports Injury: What Kind of Tests Will Your Doctor Perform
Whether you are getting ready for the spring training season or just looking to boost your fitness level, sports injuries are a concern. Imaging is a critical diagnostic tool because the pictures tell a story about your body and what isn't working right. Your doctor will likely order imaging tests in order to make a diagnosis and create a working c...
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Why Would You Need a MSK Ultrasound

Why Would You Need a MSK Ultrasound
The human musculoskeletal system is made up of hundreds of pieces – some of them very small – designed to work together to provide movement. When you stand up and walk across the room, you engaged hundreds of moving parts in the process. Ordering specific imaging procedures is a way physicians can get a better understanding of an injury or deformit...
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What You Need to Know about a Coronary Calcium Scan

What You Need to Know about a Coronary Calcium Scan
February is the month that hearts shine all over the world and it is also when health care professionals work to raise awareness about all things coronary. In other words, February is American Heart Health Month and a good time for you to look closely at your lifestyle to see what you can do to be heart smart this year. Part of your plan may includ...
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You Deserve the Benefits of a 3D Mammogram

You Deserve the Benefits of a 3D Mammogram
This year your physician may suggest you make a change. Instead of a traditional mammogram, the type you have read about or experienced for yourself at a radiology center, the doctor may want to take advantage of emerging technology that provides a more comprehensive and in-depth view of breast tissue.  About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed wit...
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Do You Drink Alcohol? You Could Be Putting Yourself at Serious Risk for Breast Cancer

Do You Drink Alcohol? You Could Be Putting Yourself at Serious Risk for Breast Cancer
Diagnostic imaging tools like MRI scans and 3D mammograms can reveal breast cancer, but they can't tell you how or why that cancer developed. Now, a new study sheds light on one major possible source of invasive breast cancer: alcohol. The connection between alcohol consumption and cancer was officially declared a threat by the World Health Or...
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Types of Mammography and How They Differ

Types of Mammography and How They Differ
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, and about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2015, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women, along with 60,290 new cases of non-invasive b...
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