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Understanding Imaging Tests

Imaging tests - like x-rays, mammograms, and MRI to name a few - are ways to let doctors see what’s happening within your body. These tests send forms of energy like sound waves or magnetic fields through your body and as the energy changes patterns due to body tissues, an image or picture is created. With these pictures, doctors are able to see normal body structures and functions as well as any abnormalities due to diseases like cancer.

4 Steps to a Healthy Holiday Season

Keep your holidays merry and bright - by making your health and safety a priority. See below for some important steps to having a healthy holiday season:

Aromatherapy to Ease MRI Anxiety?

The best way to relieve anxious patients when facing a MRI scan? Aromatherapy may be the answer. In a recent pilot study presented at RSNA by Selena Glenn, CEO of Konxja Consulting, Glenn concluded the use of alternative medicine - aromatherapy and breathing techniques - may help alleviate patient fears.

MRI to Show When Concussed Athletes Should Return to Sports

Between motor vehicle crashes and sports, concussions affect millions yearly. With sports, in particular, decisions to clear athletes to go back to play are typically based on symptoms and cognitive and neurological test results. However a recent study, presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), has shown that while athletes may appear capable of returning to sports - they may still have abnormal cerebral blood flow (CBF) even after clinical recovery.


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New Study Suggests Childhood Cancer Has Genetic Predisposition

A recent study from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project suggests that more childhood cancers are inherited than previously thought.

Xbox Gaming System to Produce Better X-Rays?

Yes, you read that correctly. Researchers reported at RSNA 2015 that the gaming console you try to limit your child’s time on may actually help radiologists improve the quality of x-rays. In particular, the motion-sensing Microsoft Kinect can be adapted to detect patient motion, determine target organs, enhance correct beam positioning, and even measure body thickness.