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What Is an MRI and How Does It Diagnose Diseases?

October 01, 2020

MRI which stands for magnetic resonance imaging is a piece of medical equipment used to take images of bodily structures for a medical diagnosis. MRI machines can be used to take images of the brain, heart, liver, musculoskeletal system, and much more.

MRI machines are non-invasive and radiation-free; they don’t depend on x-rays for medical imaging. MRI machines use a strong magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to develop images instead.

MRI machines can take imag...Continue Reading

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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