Category: CT Scan

Top Diagnostic Imaging Tests to Use When Dealing with Cancer

Anyone who is having new or unusual symptoms often worries about the possibility of cancer as the cause. In these cases, the very best scenario is an early diagnosis, which is crucial to prevent the spread of cancerous cells and to increase the chances of success after treatment. To accomplish this, Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center uses various imaging tests to both diagnose and monitor the patient during treatment.

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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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What to Know About Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease causes a substance called plaque to build up inside the arteries of your body, restricting blood flow and putting you at risk for a future heart attack. This type of heart disease is the most common form of heart disease in the United States, accounting for nearly 400,000 deaths annually. Coronary artery disease can be diagnosed using coronary CT Angiography, a medical imaging technique that evaluates the flow of blood through your veins to look for areas of concern.

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