The Different Types Of Ultrasounds: 2D, 3D, and 4D

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.

Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer

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.

Seven Warning Signs Of Breast Cancer

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.

What Is Hypertension And How Can It Affect You

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.

Men's Health 101: What Is An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm And When You Should Get Screened For It

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.

Why Your Imaging Center Asks You To Wear A Gown For Your Scan

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.

Difference Between Women's Imaging Exams

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.

How To Offer The Best Breast Cancer Support Possible

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.

How Much Radiation Exposure Do Different Imaging Devices Exert ?

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.

How Does Getting A Mammogram With Breast Implants Work?

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.

Spine Health: 5 Negative Effects of Bad Posture

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!

Cervical Cancer Facts And Everything Else You Need To Know

Two simple steps can mean a world of difference in detecting the HPV virus and in detecting cervical cancer during its early stages, while it is still easily treatable. At BICRAD, we want our patients to be informed and aware about the dangers of cervical cancer. That’s why we’re taking some time to share some cervical cancer facts you may not know, along with a personal story that touched our hearts.

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.