Author: Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center

6 Common Types of Ultrasound and How They Are Used

Also known as ultrasonography or sonography, ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves that are translated into images. Most people are familiar with using ultrasound for prenatal care and to observe the fetus as it develops. This is solid proof that ultrasounds are safe. There are other types of ultrasound, and in fact, let’s look at the 6 common types of ultrasound and how they are used.

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Can Imaging Tests Diagnose Dementia?

If you have known someone suffering from dementia, you know how it not only impacts the person diagnosed, but their entire family is affected as well. It is insidious as it progressively becomes worse, and the person becomes diminished as the condition interferes with their daily life. It seems like it would be useful to be forewarned. Can imaging tests diagnose dementia?

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Mammogram FAQs You May Be Too Nervous to Ask

Many younger women having their first few mammograms are undoubtedly nervous. This is a new and somewhat scary test. Even women who are so-called “veterans” of mammogram screenings can find themselves with new questions or concerns. Don’t ever be afraid to ask questions of your doctor or the radiologist about an upcoming test. Here are a few answers to mammogram FAQs you may be too nervous to ask.

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How to Prepare Your Child for an X-ray

Pediatric X-rays are common, painless, and safe. Radiologists use the minimum amount of radiation to get the best results. X-rays are used to image bones, organs and other parts of the body to determine any number of illnesses, broken bones, or to locate foreign objects that might have been ingested. They can still be scary for children, so let’s provide some guidelines on how to prepare your child for an X-ray.

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Diagnosing Chest Pain: You May Need A Cardiac CT Scan

Got chest pain? We immediately assume our heart is to blame, but there are many causes for chest pain, and not all heart pains show up in our chest. Men and women experience heart attacks differently. Today, when diagnosing chest pain, you may need a cardiac CT scan to determine what’s going on.

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What Does An Ultrasound Show?

Ultrasounds became a household word when they were utilized for showing images of babies in the womb. They are used to check on the baby’s growth, health, and of course, parents want to know the sex of their child. What an amazing tool an ultrasound is, but that’s not all! There are many other medical uses. What does an ultrasound detect?

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Maximizing Your Health Insurance Benefits Before The End Of The Year

Maximizing your health insurance benefits before the end of the year should be a priority for you and your family. Don’t give up extra benefits just because you are busy or have forgotten about these perks. Now is exactly the time to review what you are still entitled to.

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