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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Bay Imaging Consultants, we stress the importance of regular mammograms and breast screenings. While mammograms are the standard for breast imaging, factors may play a role into whether or not additional imaging tests are needed. Breast MRI and ultrasound are often suggested for women at risk of breast cancer, which includes women with high breast density. Here’s a closer look at how breast density affects which screening test is best for you.
MRI’s are an important imaging test that can be used for diagnostic purposes, but this scan can trigger scanxiety in patients. Whether it’s your first time or you suffer from claustrophobia, MRI’s can be intimidating. At Bay Imaging Consultants, patient comfort is our biggest priority when performing any medical test. To ensure our patients have the best imaging experience, we now offer Cinemavision to patients undergoing MRI procedures.
Undergoing an annual mammogram is the most important step for monitoring breast health. Mammograms are important tools in the fight against breast cancer because they are able to detect breast cancer in even the earliest stages before symptoms are notable, which allows doctors to more effectively treat the cancer and gives patients the highest chance of remission. Whether it’s your first time or you are a mammogram veteran, these tips will help you prepare for your mammogram exam.
The most commonly discussed women’s imaging topic is what is the best time for women to undergo their first mammogram. Since breast screenings are the first step to fighting breast cancer, mammography plays an important role in finding breast cancer during its early stages and successfully treating it. Breast Cancer Awareness starts knowing when to start scheduling annual mammogram screenings.
BICRAD is dedicated to spreading breast cancer awareness during not only the month of October but every month. Our Women’s Imaging team is dedicated to providing our patients with the best quality breast screenings and answers to their breast cancer questions year-round. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, making it a very real threat to women worldwide. The first step to fighting breast cancer is knowing the signs and symptoms of the disease – here’s where to start.
As the second most common cancer in men, prostate cancer awareness is important. While this cancer is common in men, it’s usually successfully treated when detected early. Prostate screenings and biopsies are vital when diagnosing prostate cancer and monitoring treatment for diagnosed cases. Since symptoms can be undetectable until later stages, knowing about what tests are available is the important first step to fighting prostate cancer.
While many people associate breast cancer with women, men can also develop this dangerous cancer. You read right, MEN can get breast cancer, too! While BreastCancer.org states that only 1% of cases occur in men, many people are unaware that men can also develop breast cancer. Breast cancer may be more common in women, but the rarity of this cancer in men does not mean spreading awareness is any less important.
Who doesn’t love football season? Whether it’s college football or the NFL, football season is the time to ignite rivalries and join a fantasy football team. Unfortunately, football injuries can ruin a team’s chances for a winning season and have lifelong effects on the athlete.