Can Issues with Your Thyroid be Genetic?
July 30th, 2018
Thyroid problems are quite common, particularly among women, and if you have family members with thyroid disease, you may wonder if your risk is increased. What does it mean to have a thyroid disease? Your thyroid gland is about two inches long and is located in the front of your neck. It controls your metabolism, […]Read More
The Ins and Outs of Hysterosalpingograms
July 25th, 2018
If you’ve had trouble getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, your doctor may recommend a hysterosalpingogram to help detect any issues. What is a hysterosalpingogram? A hysterosalpingogram is a procedure that uses a real-time type of X-ray to examine your fallopian tubes (structures that transport eggs from the ovaries to the uterus) and […]Read More
What’s the Difference between an Ultrasound or Mammogram for Breast Cancer Detection?
May 31st, 2018
If you’ve had an annual screening mammogram that needs further review, your doctor may suggest you undergo additional testing with either a diagnostic mammogram or ultrasound. Read on to learn the differences between the two procedures and how both can aid in the detection of breast cancer. What Is an Ultrasound? Ultrasound uses sound waves […]Read More
Can Genetic Testing Save My Life?
May 24th, 2018
If you’re one of the people who want or need information about your background for healthcare reasons, and your family isn’t able to give you the answers you need – genetic testing may be your best option. What Is Genetic Testing? Genetic testing are lab tests that look at your genes. Your genes contain DNA […]Read More
Everything I need to Know about My Upcoming Thyroid Biopsy
April 30th, 2018
What Is a Thyroid Biopsy? A thyroid biopsy is a frequently performed procedure that’s done to investigate a mass or nodule found in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland found in the front of the neck. The biopsy will determine whether the growth is benign or malignant. In order to […]Read More
What is an Arthrogram?
April 23rd, 2018
A regular X-ray is an important tool in medicine that can give your doctor a great deal of information in some cases. If you have potential damage or disease in or around a joint, however, an arthrogram may yield more information. In this blog, the board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Services explain exactly what this […]Read More
What is Interventional Radiology?
April 6th, 2018
When you have cancer, cardiovascular disease or other serious conditions, traditional treatments sometimes involve the use of open surgery, which comes with severe risks, such as excessive bleeding. Interventional radiology lowers the need for open surgery by providing an alternative way to treat certain conditions with minimally invasive procedures. Find out more about this type […]Read More
Self Breast Exam: Step by Step
March 29th, 2018
A self-breast exam provides you with a chance to discover if you might have a problem with one or both breasts that needs further examination. These exams are an important part of detecting possible signs of breast cancer as early as possible, which can significantly improve your chance of having successful treatment. Learn more about […]Read More
Why Diagnostic Imaging Saves Lives
February 28th, 2018
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. […]Read More
Should I get an MRI?
February 26th, 2018
When you have an injury or a suspected illness, imaging tests, such as an MRI, can provide more detailed information on the affected area. This information helps healthcare providers make a more accurate diagnosis while also determining how severe an injury or illness is. An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, test involves the use of […]Read More