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Imaging Shows how COVID-19 Affects the Brain

Imaging Shows how COVID-19 Affects the Brain

COVID-19 affects the lungs to make it hard to breath, but it can also affect other areas of the body, such as the heart and kidneys. A number of recent radiology studies using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) show that infection with coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, can also affect the brain and nervous system. Docto...

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Is Calcium Scoring Right for Me?

Is Calcium Scoring Right for Me?

Calcium scoring is a medical test that provides important information about a person's risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. Also known as coronary artery calcium scoring, calcium scoring measures the amount of calcium in the walls of the heart's arteries. Doctors have been using calcium to assess the heart health of their patients f...

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Why and When to Get Ultrasounds during Pregnancy

Why and When to Get Ultrasounds during Pregnancy

Ultrasound provides important information about your pregnancy to you and your health care provider. For example, ultrasound can confirm your pregnancy. This can be helpful when other tests provide inconclusive results. An ultrasound can also reveal whether you are pregnant with twins, triplets, or even more. Ultrasound can help your provider check...

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Do You Need Medical Testing During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Here is What You Need to Know

Do You Need Medical Testing During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Here is What You Need to Know

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has changed the way healthcare providers perform medical testing. The highly infectious disease has sickened millions of people and, sadly, it has taken the lives of tens of thousands more. Medical professionals are preparing to treat very large numbers of patients with COVID-19 while continuing to provide care t...

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Radiology Preparedness for COVID-19 - Changing the Radiology Department to Improve Overall Care

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – and the fight to control it – has continued to change since it emerged. The disease started out affecting mostly older adults, for example, but younger people are now coming down with it. Medical scientists and doctors are searching for new ways to diagnose and treat COVID-19 too. In its earliest days at the end of ...

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Got Mammogram Anxiety? Learn These Tips to Help

Got Mammogram Anxiety? Learn These Tips to Help

It's empowering to know all you can about your health, and regularly scheduled screening mammography, starting at age 45 or earlier, is a big part of maintaining your wellbeing as a woman. Although knowledge is power, it's still very common to have mammogram anxiety when the appointment reminder comes up on your calendar. Here we'll include the bes...

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Study Suggests Chest CT is Better for Diagnosing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) than Lab Test

Study Suggests Chest CT is Better for Diagnosing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) than Lab Test

The new coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, is a serious viral infection responsible for more than 90,000 illnesses and more than 3,000 deaths worldwide. Doctors typically use blood tests to diagnose illnesses like coronavirus, but the results of a new study suggests that computed tomography (CT) of the chest might be a better test for the disease....

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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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