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5 Heart PET Scan FAQs and Answers

Medical technology continues to improve with each passing day. Procedures and tests that were needed to discover medical problems have been replaced with more intricate nuclear imaging tests which can not only determine the diagnosis, but whether certain surgeries are needed at all. PET scans of the heart have become an invaluable tool for doctors, so here are 5 heart PET scan FAQs and answers should you need one.

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What’s the Difference Between a Breast MRI and a Mammogram?

No woman looks forward to getting a mammogram. The squeezing and pushing is certainly no fun, but it is the best screening tool to detect breast cancer.  However, there are many other examinations such as a breast MRI that can be used by Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center to diagnose cases of abnormal breast tissue.

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Common Questions About Thyroid FNA Analysis

The butterfly shaped gland located at the bottom of the neck called the thyroid is one of the most important parts of the endocrine system. If someone found a lump or other abnormality there, it can be one of several reasons for Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center to order a fine needle aspiration (FNA) test.

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Should You Be Worried About Radiation in a CT Scan?

Going in for a CT scan can cause a lot of anxiety. You’re already concerned about the outcome, and then you begin to think about the potential risks associated with the test itself. While it’s always best to consult with Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center about any concerns you may have, here are a few things you should know about radiation and CT scans.

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5 MRI Preparation Tips

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a sophisticated tool used by physicians to see detailed images of the organs and tissues inside our bodies. This minimally invasive test uses no radiation, and is safe for most people. If you have been scheduled to have an MRI, here are 5 tips to help you come prepared for your imaging test.

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Preventing Breast Cancer in Your Everyday Life

Do you wake up every morning thinking about preventing breast cancer in your everyday life? We seriously doubt it, but if you are someone with a higher risk for breast cancer due to your family or your age, maybe you should consider paying more attention to preventative strategies. There are some simple and specific changes you can make to help lower your risk for breast cancer.

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8 Reasons You May Need a CT or CAT Scan

Computerized Tomography imaging, also known as a CT or CAT scan, is an invaluable tool physicians use to visualize the inside of every part of our bodies.

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7 Signs and Symptoms of a Wrist Fracture

A wrist fracture is essentially the same thing as a broken wrist, and let’s face it, if you break your wrist, it’s probably going to result in plenty of pain. Depending on the severity of the break, various treatments may be recommended, but how do you know if it’s a fracture and not just a sprain?

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New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines You Should Know

If you have been confused in the past by changes in breast cancer screening guidelines, buckle up! Recently, more changes have been passed down as guidelines, so it’s important to make sure you’re knowledgeable.

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The Purpose of a DEXA Scan and Why You Might Need One

DEXA scan stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, and the purpose of a DEXA scan is to measure bone loss.

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