Category Archives: Radiology Procedures

X-Ray Safety for Patients & Medical Imaging Workers

There has been a lot of discussion about the safety of medical imaging procedures and how large of a dosage should be used. X-ray technology has become an indispensable tool for physicians to use when diagnosing illnesses. It

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Common Procedures in Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology involves learning how to perform from a variety of invasive procedures using radiologic technology for image guidance. Invasive refers to the fact that small devices are inserted into the body in order to capture images and assist

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Computed Tomography Colorectal Cancer Detection

Computed Tomography has become instrumental in the detection of colorectal cancer, and ultimately for a higher cure rate of the disease. Usually colorectal cancer has no early symptoms in the course of the illness. However as the cancer grows in

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RAPID ARCH RADIATION THERAPY: Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment

According to Cyberknife Long Island Radiation Therapy, rapid arch radiotherapy technology is a new approach to image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IGRT/IMRT) that delivers precise treatments in shorter times than conventional IMRT. The way the treatment works is that it delivers

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Digital Mammography - Quick, Easy, & Accurate

Digital mammography is the best and latest in screening tools to detect early breast cancer according to a recent article in Health Quest magazine. While the mammogram controversy continues on, I have heard very little about how technology has

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Weighing In on the Mammogram Controversy

A federal advisory panel said recently that only women between the ages of 50 and 74 need to have routine mammograms. They went on further to say that routine mammograms for women in their forties could actually present more

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WHAT IS AN ANGIOGRAM?

An angiogram is a test that Radiologic Technologists perform using x-ray technology to produce images of blood vessels. Often this test is used to study narrow, blocked, enlarged, or malformed arteries or veins in the body including your heart,

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