It’s no surprise that heart health is important. An active, healthy cardiovascular system has an elevated chance to avoid the various heart diseases that are fatal to roughly 25% of the population.
When examining the spine for anything from injury to chronic pain, the common method of examination is usually Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). As mentioned in our previous post about MRI, this form of diagnostic scan is made possible by the use of an extremely powerful magnet. While this method is ideal, there are instances in which an MRI is not a safe option for the patient. For example, a patient with a pacemaker would not qualify for an MRI and would need spinal examination via a different method.
The world of radiology is vast, always-evolving and made up of many different forms of procedures and technologies. This can make understanding your procedures an overwhelming process. We’re happy to have our blog as a platform through which we can educate our current and prospective patients on our services and specialties.
Medical imaging can serve a variety of important purposes ranging from operational guidance to fetal monitoring. One of the most groundbreaking ways to utilize the power of radiology, however, is through early cancer detection. Since radiology began to prove itself as a powerful screening tool, the mortality rate for many cancers has decreased significantly, making medical imaging an integral tool in today’s medical landscape.
Did you know that your bones are made up of living tissue?
To maintain the strength and quality of your bones, your body continually breaks down this living tissue and replaces it with fresh, strong new bone tissue. This process occurs until the body reaches a point known as “peak bone density,” usually by age 30.