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Why Diagnostic Imaging Saves Lives

Neighborhood Radiology - Why Diagnostic Imaging Saves Lives

When doctors are trying to diagnose medical problems and need additional information, diagnostic imaging can provide them with a more accurate picture of what is going on inside your body. These imaging tests offer detailed images of specific areas, so doctors can determine if any abnormalities are present or how severe a medical condition is. Some common types of imaging tests include X-rays, CT scans, nuclear medicine scans, MRI scans and ultrasounds.

Uses for Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging can be used for diagnosing and assessing a wide range of medical problems. These imaging tests can help doctors accurately diagnose different types of cancer and other chronic conditions. The detailed images from these tests show doctors where abnormalities or damage is, how widespread it is, how severe it is and whether or not it has affected any other parts of your body. Diagnostic imaging can also be used for determining the severity of injuries in order to provide the right treatment.

Importance of Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging is one of the most effective ways to improve the chances of survival for patients with cancer. Having imaging tests done helps doctors find cancer early, so that they can discuss treatment options and begin treatment as soon as possible. Survival rates for patients with cancer is generally better for those who have cancer diagnosed earlier rather than later.

Benefits of Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging provides a few highly important benefits that can help protect your health and well-being. These imaging tests offer the following:

  • Improved treatment: For patients with cancer, being able to find and target cancerous tumors helps prevent damage to healthy cells. Doctors use imaging tests to get a better idea of where these tumors are located, so they can be targeted and destroyed.
  • Early detection: Diagnostic imaging for cancer and other serious medical conditions provides doctors with opportunities to diagnose these diseases as early as possible. Early detection can improve the outlook for patients, since they’re able to get started on treatment sooner. This helps lower the risk of having cancer or other medical conditions become advanced and harder to treat.
  • Fewer surgeries: Undergoing surgery puts patients at risk of serious complications, such as excess bleeding, infections and damage to soft tissue in the surgical area. Diagnostic imaging reduces the need for doctors to perform surgery for diagnostic purposes. Instead, they can use imaging tests to diagnose conditions.

If you need diagnostic imaging, please contact Neighborhood Radiology Services, PC to set up an appointment. We provide high-quality imaging in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. Fill out the form on this page to request an appointment or call 800-220-2220 to learn more.

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