Medical Research Studies You Can Take At BICRAD

Whatever you reason is for wanting to participate in a medical research study, BICRAD, in collaboration with the John Muir Clinical Research Center, is happy to conduct two different studies to determine whether lung cancer can be detected earlier and if early detection can lead to improved survival rates. Read more to learn if you’re eligible to participate. 

Fluoroscopy Exam 101: What It Is, How It Works, And What To Expect

Fluoroscopies may not be as well known as MRI and CT scans, but they are simple, painless imaging tests that function much like X-rays and can be used to diagnose or treat an illness. If you’re anxious about an upcoming fluoroscopy exam here is everything you need to know. 
 

5 Reasons Why BICRAD Has The Best Radiology Specialists

When you’re in need of an imaging test, you want to make sure that the clinic you choose has the best radiology specialists in your area. At Bay Imaging Consultants, our radiologists are not only extensively qualified, they’re also trained and ready to meet with you directly. Here are five reasons why we believe our clinics are home to the best radiology specialists. 

The History Of Radiology As Told By 6 Interesting Facts

Many of these perceptions about radiology that people have today come from the early history of radiology, when long exposure times and high radiation doses caused a bit of havoc — just until it all got settled down. Here are 6 interesting events in the history of radiology that brought us to where we are today. 
 

The New Moms’ Guide To An Ultrasound Exam

When it comes to pregnancy, ultrasound exam are one of the most exciting things an expecting mother can look forward to. Here’s everything you need to know about how ultrasounds work, and what to expect at your first, second, and third trimester exam. 
 

Imaging Quality 101: Why The Radiology Center You Choose Matters

Let’s put it this way: if a picture — or an image— is worth a thousand words, then our machines are basically encyclopedias. When you choose BICRAD, you’re choosing top of the line customer service, radiology, and imaging quality. If you’re in need of a trusted, sophisticated and technologically advanced outpatient imaging center, you can rely on our staff and equipment to provide you with unmatched care. Find out why here. 

Steps You Can Take To Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury In Your Children

Traumatic brain injuries from falls and car accidents are the leading cause of death and disability in American children and adolescents. Knowing how to identify these injuries and familiarizing yourself with the dangers and risk factors associated with them can ensure the safety and protection of the children in your life.

5 Injured NFL Players Who Needed A Little Imaging Love This Season

Injuries are part of the game, and in recent years they’ve become an all-too-common occurrence in the NFL, this is why Radiology technology plays a crucial role in diagnosing on and off the field injuries. As one of the largest group of radiology centers in the Tampa Bay area, and as die-hard football fans, Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group wants to extend some love this Valentine’s Day to 5 injured NFL players who needed a little imaging care this season.

Heart Disease And The Importance Of Cardiac Rehabilitation

You love your family and friends, and you love being healthy as well, so take some time to care for your heart this Valentine’s Day. The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Association (AACVPA) celebrates the National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, February 11th through the 17th. This observance week hopes to draw attention to the importance of cardiac rehabilitation and its role in preventing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease. Learn more about cardiac rehabilitation and how it can help you. 

 

Image-Guided Biopsy 101: What To Expect, How To Prepare, And What Questions To Ask

We’re all about keeping you informed and worry-free, so, if your doctor has instructed you to get an image-guided biopsy and you’re not completely sure what that entails, here is what you need to know – plus some extra information you'll also probably like to know. 

LDCT 101: How Low-Dose CT Scans For Lung Cancer Screenings Work

In order to better detect the early development of lung cancer, many radiology centers offer traditional CT scan screenings of the chest. Low-dose CT scans for lung cancer screening are a technique specifically recommended for detecting lung cancer in certain types of patients - traditionally those that are high-risk. A high-risk smoker is classified as people age 55 to 80 who have a 30 “pack year” smoking history. 

Exercises to Alleviate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Surgical treatments for carpal tunnel is common in severe cases. For symptoms that are still manageable there are some hand exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome that you can practice regularly to relieve your mild to moderate symptoms. Exercises for carpal tunnel are not intended to eliminate symptoms but they are helpful in providing temporary relief and should be practiced in accompaniment with other medically prescribed treatments.

What To Expect From A Closed-Bore MRI

Most people have some idea what an MRI is, but not everyone has undergone an MRI exam before. If you have an MRI scheduled in the future for the first time, or if you’re just curious, then you will mostly likely want to know what you should expect to happen. So, for those of you undergoing a closed-bore MRI, here is some information that will help you understand what is going to happen.

Reasons Why We're Thankful At Bay Imaging Consultants

The holiday season is a time for celebrating, a time to enjoy time with loved ones, and a time to reflect on all of our blessings. At Bay Imaging Consultants, we have so much to be grateful for. From an amazing staff to the inspiring patients we’re lucky enough to work with, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for.

Fight Back Against Osteoporosis: How To Strengthen Your Bones

With more than 3 million cases each year, osteoporosis is a major health concern as people age. This bone disease can cause loss of bone mass over time which can be detrimental to bone health. Fortunately, bone densitometry scans provide patients with information regarding their bone health and if they're at risk for a potential fracture. Let's take a closer look at everything you need to know about this disease.

4 Reasons Why December Is The Best Time To Schedule Your Imaging Procedure

Did you know that the holiday season is actually one of the best times to schedule your imaging procedure? Even with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, December is a great month to schedule that appointment you’ve been putting off all year for a number of reasons. Patients always look at us a little funny when we tell them that, but it’s true! Here’s why you should book your appointment at one of our convenient Bay Area locations in December.

5 Reasons Why A CalBears Athlete May Need An Imaging Test

As sponsors for CalAthletics, we understand the endurance required to be a student-athlete. Injuries are a part of the game, but they can also affect an athlete’s season and career when they happen. Fortunately, radiology can be used to diagnose these injuries while effectively treating them for faster recoveries and less time off for athletes. Here are a few common injuries that may require a CalBear athlete to undergo an imaging test.

Lung Cancer Screening: What you Need to Know

Many people may not be aware that lung cancer is the most deadly cancer, accounting for about 1 out of 4 cancer deaths. Low-dose CT scans are the best screening method for catching this cancer early and allowing time for successful treatment. Former smokers and other patients at risk for this cancer are encouraged to get screened and take advantage of the affordable options.