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CT Scans Predict Long Term Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer Patients

September 25, 2020

Colorectal cancer is the third most prevalent cancer in men and women around the globe. According to cancer.net, 147,950 people will be given a colorectal cancer diagnosis and 53,200 people are likely to die due to colorectal cancer in the US this year.  

In order to improve the survival rate of colorectal cancer patients, diagnostic tools should be further improved to ensure a rapid an...Continue Reading

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How Does a CT Scan Work?

September 25, 2020

What is a CT Scan?

A CT scan (computed tomography) is a medical imaging device used all around the world. It is used to diagnose diseases, monitor disease progression, and to screen for diseases.

In the US alone, approximately 80 million CT scans are done each year. This is a stark contrast to 1980 when only 3 million CT scans were performed. As you can see, the demand for CT scans has skyrocketed in the last 40 years or so. To learn more about the history of ...Continue Reading

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How to Understand Your Vital Signs

September 17, 2020

The vital signs monitor is a lightweight medical device that can give elaborate information about the patient’s health and wellbeing. The vital signs monitor shows whether the body is working normally as it can provide information about the heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, temperature, and respiration rate. There are also some advanced vital sign monitors that can even check your blood glucose levels, exhaled CO₂ levels, and much more. These medical devices can be found all ov...Continue Reading