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Ultrasound Myths Debunked

Ultrasounds give doctors the ability to detect a variety of defects and medical conditions, and has revolutionized pregnancy over the past 20 years. Ultrasounds capture images of soft tissues that do not show up well on X-rays and are widely accessible and less expensive than other…Learn More

Benefits of Ultrasounds During Pregnancy

Receiving ultrasounds during pregnancy is a practical way for woman and their families to observe the changes in fetuses as they take place. Obstetric ultrasounds are also an important monitoring and diagnostic tool during a pregnancy, allowing obstetricians to check for abnormalities and conditions that may arise from early pregnancy…Learn More

Study: Ultrasound Effective as CT in Diagnosing Kidney Stones

A new study revealed that ultrasound could be just as good of a means of detecting kidney stones in patients as a CT scan, while exposing patients to less radiation, Reuters reported. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at patient outcomes…Learn More

What’s It Like to Get an Ultrasound?

Many patients are uncertain what to expect when they are scheduled for an ultrasound. Ultrasound scans are among the safest and most common diagnostic imaging tools, and are used on many areas of the body, including the chest, abdomen, throat and pelvic regions. The scan itself is noninvasive and painless. While ultrasounds are perhaps…Learn More

MRI and Ultrasound for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Routine mammograms are the best means of detecting breast cancer early, in conjunction with clinical breast exams. However, MRI and ultrasound exams also play an important role in identifying breast cancer, sometimes even picking up on cancers that mammograms miss. MRI or Ultrasound as a Follow up to a Mammogram If something unusual turns…Learn More

Ultrasound Aids Diagnosis of Rare Weight Training Injury

Man Lifting Weights — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis While weight training is generally seen as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, sometimes when a patient overdoes pumping iron it can lead to unusual injuries. In cases like this, ultrasound and other diagnostic imaging tools play a key role in identifying the source of the…Learn More

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