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 is Interventional Radiology?
March 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
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
Should I Get a Thyroid Biopsy?
December 29th, 2017
Thyroid biopsies are typically performed in order to determine if lumps or nodules in the neck are cancerous. If you’ve been diagnosed with thyroid nodules, your doctor will most likely recommend having a biopsy. Although cancerous nodules are rare, it’s still important to find out whether or not yours are benign. Reasons to Consider a […]Read More
When Should I See a Radiologist?
November 21st, 2017
A radiologist is an important partner in your healthcare, working with your family physician as well as other doctors to ensure that you get the best possible care. They review, interpret, and communicate the results of the scans to help aid in making a diagnosis. What should you expect when going to Neighborhood Radiology? In […]Read More
What are the Benefits of Genetic Testing?
October 27th, 2017
Genetic testing offers a way for you to find out if you have an increased risk of certain diseases, including breast cancer. For example, women with a BRCA gene mutation have a higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer. In order to protect your health, it’s important to understand the benefits of genetic testing and […]Read More
Breast Cancer Awareness Everyday, Every Month
October 26th, 2017
With October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, coming to an end it’s important to know as much as possible about the disease throughout the year. At Neighborhood Radiology, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness, every day and every month of the year. Breast cancer survival rates have increased in recent years as a direct result of early […]Read More