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Five Ways to Maintain a Healthy Colon
Colon Cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States. There is an approximately 4% lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer in both men and women. While there is a genetic component to the disease, there are...
As the situation continues to develop in our community, we want to maintain our ability to provide quality service while safeguarding the health and safety of our patients and staff. We realize these are tenuous times and we are actively monitoring...
CT vs. MR – How does my doctor choose?
Although the machines look similar from the outside, and patients lie on a table while being scanned with both, CT and MR scanners are very different on the inside. Both are extremely important in the practice of radiology, each with its own...
Revolutionary 3T MRI creates a superb patient experience
If you are anxious about being in enclosed spaces, the prospect of having to get an MRI scan can be daunting. New technologies are improving the experience for patients by making the MRI process easier and less overwhelming. The 3T Philips Elition...
Get to Know your Thyroid
Virtually every organ system in the body is affected by thyroid hormones. Disease of the thyroid gland can result in over or underproduction of hormones. Thus, symptoms can be quite varied. Early signs of thyroid disease include: Swollen glands in...
Do I have arthritis?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 23% of all adults in the United States suffer from arthritis. There are over 100 types of arthritis; the most common type is osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of...
Radiation Dose
Medical imaging has an important role in diagnosing and managing many common health problems. Radiography (X-rays), CT (computerized tomography) and Interventional Procedures use bundles of energy that pass through the body to generate images of the...
The Cost of Medical Imaging
Undergoing a medical procedure can be stressful, at times. The cost of the procedure can also be an additional concern for many. From routine screening tests to minimally invasive procedures, several factors affect the price of the exam, including...
Who is a Caregiver?
November celebrates the demanding work of family caregivers and their contribution to individuals and communities. Caregivers provide assistance to a person suffering from disease, sometimes a chronic and progressive, condition. Assistance may be...
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer but is the leading cause of cancer death in America. Every November, awareness is raised to encourage disease prevention, symptom awareness, and possible early detection. Early diagnosis of cancer...