If you begin to sweat and find your heart pounding when you enter an elevator full of people, you may have claustrophobia. Those who are even mildly claustrophobic find it uncomfortable to fly or even go through a tunnel when traveling. » Read more about: A Guide To Imaging Scans For Those Who Are Claustrophobic »
A one time chest X-ray can help diagnose conditions like COPD, but even more importantly, it can be used to determine how a particular disease is progressing or if a prescribed treatment is working. In this case, a series of chest X-rays will be ordered so the doctor can quickly see any changes or improvements. » Read more about: How A Chest X-ray Can Help Diagnose Conditions Like COPD »
3-D mammograms are a powerful tool in breast cancer detection. In fact, studies show that 3-D mammograms are seven percent more accurate than traditional mammograms. Getting ready for your appointment? Here’s what you need to know about 3-D mammograms: » Read more about: 3-D Mammograms in Dallas TX »
A bone scan is the only way to diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone happens. A bone density test, or DEXA scan, may be done on your hip or spine to estimate your bone density and determine if treatment is necessary. » Read more about: When to have a Bone Density Test to Detect Osteoporosis »
According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime.
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While self-diagnosing has always been a method for some people, the increasing ease of finding medical information on the internet has left a vast majority relying on “Dr. Google” as their go-to source. But is it the right path to take? » Read more about: Self-Diagnosing Using the Internet »
Radiology has developed a great deal since it started in the 1890s. Learn about the crazy history of Radiology with SWDIC!
Find out what Dr. David Kilogre, a neuroradiologist at Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center has to say about radiology and what sets SWDIC apart from other radiology groups in Dallas, TX. » Read more about: What Makes SWDIC Different? »
What is Mammography?
Mammography, also known as a mammogram, is the examination of the breast using x-rays. Mammography is considered the most effective tool for early breast tumor detection. Most medical experts agree that successful treatment of breast cancer often is linked to early diagnosis. Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. » Read more about: Mammogram Dallas, TX »
Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center performs digital x-ray imaging to children and adults throughout Dallas and Fort Worth, TX. Digital x-ray is a great option for children because it is faster and the image quality is enhanced, which magnifies areas of interest. The quality and precision of digital x-rays also reduces the amount of exposure needed, which is safer for children. Still wondering if x-rays are safe for your child? Here are a few facts to inform you on the possible risks that are involved in radiation for children. » Read more about: X-rays Dallas, TX »