How Can Nuclear Medicine Benefit You?
September 28th, 2018
Everyone is familiar with traditional x-rays that use low amounts of radiation to take pictures of broken bones. What you may not realize is how nuclear medicine has advanced to provide valuable diagnostic and treatment tools for a wide variety of medical conditions. What Is Nuclear Medicine? In nuclear medicine, doctors introduce tiny amounts of […]Read More
What Types of Genetic Testing are Most Crucial?
September 24th, 2018
Many conditions and diseases have a genetic component, so it can be enormously helpful to have genetic testing performed in certain instances. It can help you determine whether you’re at risk for passing a particular disease along to future children, for example, or if you carry a gene that’s associated with cancer or another serious […]Read More
Should I get a Fluoroscopy or an X-Ray?
August 28th, 2018
Medical imaging tests help doctors diagnose and treat many conditions. A fluoroscopy and an X-ray are two of the most commonly performed. Let’s explore the similarities and differences between the two, and what risks and benefits both involve. What is a Fluoroscopy and an X-ray? What are they used for? Fluoroscopy Fluoroscopy is a type […]Read More
How long does a Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy take?
August 23rd, 2018
If you or your doctor has detected a suspicious lump, your doctor may ask you to have a fine needle aspiration biopsy to gather more information about it. In this blog, the board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Services in metro New York explain more about fine needle aspiration biopsy, including how long the procedure takes: […]Read More
Should I get a Stress Echocardiogram?
July 27th, 2018
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 610,000 Americans die each year due to heart disease. If you have a family history of heart disease or have chest pain you think may be related to your […]Read More
Do Mammograms Hurt?
July 22nd, 2018
If you’re due for a mammogram, you may wonder if the test will hurt. Some women may experience discomfort, but it’s still very important to schedule these exams. In this blog, the board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Associates in the greater New York City Metropolitan area explain more about mammograms and how to alleviate any […]Read More
Can Issues with Your Thyroid be Genetic?
June 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
June 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