Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries are all-too-common among children. Because of the prevalence, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of traumatic brain injury in children, including what it is, how to identify TBI in children, your role as the parent in helping children cope after TBI and understanding options for treatment of a traumatic brain injury in children.
September is National Yoga Month, and seeing as it’s right around the corner we felt it right to talk a little about how yoga can help improve your bone and spine health. Maintaining your bone health is vital, particularly as we age, and not doing so can mean the loss of bone density and, eventually, osteoporosis. Frequent exercise and even yoga can help strengthen your bones, your spine, and your muscles as well. Here are some more specifics on how yoga can help build your bone and spine health.
Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology, which utilizes imaging tests as seeing-guides to facilitate minimally-invasive procedures, such as an angiogram. What Is An Angiogram? Well, An angiogram is a type of interventional radiology procedure that uses X-ray technology to guide a small tube called a catheter through the patient’s major arteries.
Awareness is everything, and knowing the many risk factors for lung cancer can help minimize your risk of developing the condition. Here are some of the main lung cancer risk factors and the screening methods you can get to test for lung cancer.
Carpal tunnel is a common musculoskeletal disorder that targets our wrists and causes pain in the hands. It particularly affects those who use their hands in a repetitive way, such as for typing, playing an instrument, or even texting. To learn more about this musculoskeletal disorder, read on to “What Is Carpal Tunnel?” for specifics about the symptoms and causes of carpal tunnel, and how we can work to diagnose and treat it.
Before choosing a radiology center for your imaging needs, you should check for certain things: whether they hire board-certified radiologists, if they are an American College of Radiology accredited facility, and the range of services they offer. At Bay Imaging Consultants (BICRAD), we don’t believe in providing anything less than top notch care, whatever your radiology need, we can cover it!
The heart disease statistics are staggering, and while there isn’t always a way to change genetically predisposed risk factors for heart disease, there are risk factors for heart disease associated with lifestyle choices that can radically increase your odds of developing a cardiovascular disease. Here are the top 5 risk factors for heart disease, that you can actually do something about.
Annual mammograms are so often stressed for women over 45 — yet, despite the huge push for early detection methods, there are many factors that affect a women’s likelihood of getting a mammogram screening, especially in rural areas of the country. Here are 9 states with the biggest disparity of screening between women living in rural versus metropolitan areas.
Although breast cancer is extremely rare in men, it can also affect them. Lack of awareness makes breast cancer extremely dangerous for men, who often do not consider their symptoms to be signs of breast cancer until the disease is more advanced. This is why we wanted to take a moment to discuss breast cancer in men, including which risk factors and symptoms to be aware of.
There are different types of ultrasounds, such as 3D and 4D ultrasounds, which show a different perspective than the ordinary 2D ultrasounds. In this blog, we’d like to take the time to talk a little about the different types of ultrasounds available, and their different uses.
Prostate cancer is common in men over 65 years of age, and the third-leading cause of death among men in the U.S. Here, we’ll look at the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, as well as common risk factors. Knowing these can lead to early detection, which may increase chances of survival.
Don’t wait until Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October to do a self breast exam or schedule a mammography, breast cancer certainly won’t. If you suspect something different is occurring in your breast, here are seven warning signs of breast cancer you should check for.
Just last year, the American Heart Association estimated that about 45.6 percent of Americans suffer from high blood pressure in the United States. Yet despite this, there are still some who ask, what is hypertension? If you or someone you know have been diagnosed with hypertension, here is everything you need to know.
As men, we are prone to some conditions that solely affect us as men and to others which simply appear more often in men; an abdominal aortic aneurysm is one those. Let’s take some time this Men’s Health Month to get screened for the conditions we are most at risk for.
Being asked to change into a gown before an imaging scan can be annoying and while some may think this is a bit of an arbitrary task, or that it’s simply a way to ensure sanitation or image quality, there is in fact a much more serious reason behind why your imaging center asks you to wear a gown: to prevent injury.
At BICRAD, Women’s Imaging involves all areas of breast imaging. These exams all serve a different purpose but admittedly, they can appear very similar to our patients. That is why we’d like to take the time to discuss the difference between these women’s imaging exams.
Breast cancer is a tricky subject to discuss and when it affects one of your family members, it can be even more difficult to process. The good news is you’re not alone, and with just a little bit of research and dedication, you could find that knowing how to support someone with cancer is not as difficult as it may seem to be at first. Here are 3 simple ways you can provide better breast cancer support, starting today.
While it’s true enough that some imaging devices exert radiation as they scan, patients should not be worried; the radiation dose is so low that it is comparable to the radiation we receive from the environment naturally. But, in order to truly understand the potential impact of imaging device radiation exposure, we’d like to look at how much radiation each of our imaging devices exert.
Having breast implants doesn’t keep you from being able to get your annual mammogram. That being said, if you’re a women with breast implants there are some things you’ll want to be aware of (and make your doctor aware of) before undergoing a mammogram with implants.
Over time, poor posture can literally alter the shape of a person’s spine. When this happens, the spine, which is built to naturally absorb shock and maintain proper balance, is completely compromised and will not function as it should. If you find that you’re slouching often, here are 5 negative effects of bad posture that will make you sit up straight!