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.
In recent years, interventional radiology has been used to treat uterine fibroids in a minimally invasive and very safe way. This is done through Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), which is a safe and effective non-surgical option for women to consider when dealing with uterine fibroids. Before we explain what UFE is and how it works, it’s important to ask the question: “what are uterine fibroids?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where do professional athletes in the Bay Area turn for expert diagnosis and care? BICRAD. Our radiologists specializing in musculoskeletal radiology focus on patients' bones, joints, and muscles by interpreting images from MRI, CT and ultrasound exams. Musculoskeletal radiologists also perform diagnostic and therapeutic joint injection procedures. We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to fully cover the musculoskeletal topic: