BICRAD radiology

What Is A Fluoroscopy Used For?

Fluoroscopy is a popular imaging technique used to diagnose diseases or to guide radiologists during treatment procedures. Fluoroscopy allows radiologists to gain a detailed look inside the patient’s skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems to gain insight and help diagnose illnesses or abnormalities. Below, we take a look at everything you need to know about fluoroscopy including what it is, what it’s used for, and how long it takes.

CT Scans Explained: Duration, Radiation Exposure, & More

Your doctor may have recommended you receive a CT scan for a number of different reasons including to detect joint issues, cancerous masses, locate a tumor, or to guide treatment methods such as biopsies and surgery. Below, we will discuss everything you need to know about your CT scan before, during, and after your appointment.

The 4 Most Common Imaging Procedures Among Men

Men, especially men over the age of 50, suffer from different types of diseases than women. It’s important for men to begin regular screening for these diseases, especially if a man has a genetic predisposition for a certain disease or a strong family history of the disease. Below, we look at four of the most common imaging procedures for men and their uses.

Men's Health Month: Ways You Can Get Involved

June is Men’s Health Month, which is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, and other health activities and opportunities aimed at promoting awareness and early detection for the diseases that are most prevalent in men. Below, we will talk about common health issues that affect men and how you can get involved in Men’s Health Month.

Nuclear Medicine: Everything You Need To Know

The radiology world has continued to evolve, with new methods emerging to even further improve the diagnostic process. One notable improvement is the use of nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine allows doctors to identify, diagnose, and treat certain conditions by using small amounts of radioactive material. It may sound scary, but it’s not. Here’s how it works.

What Is A Bone Densitometry Test?

If you are at risk for bone loss or osteoporosis either due to your age, history, or lifestyle choices, your doctor may recommend that you get a bone density test called bone densitometry. Bone densitometry testing can detect decreasing bone density much earlier than other methods of diagnosis, allowing for treatment at an earlier stage. Learn more about the procedure here:

Exploring Your Breast Cancer Screening Options

Regular screening is the best way to discover breast cancer before in its earliest stages, giving you the best chance at beating it. With modern technology always advancing, our breast cancer screening options have broadened to offer even more when it comes to choosing the best imaging method for you. We will take a look at the ins and outs of the different methods of women’s imaging to help you better understand what options are available to you.

Getting To Know BICRAD Radiologist: Dr. T. Eric Drasin

Today we’re sharing a little bit more about Dr. T. Eric Drasin, an incredibly talented Interventional Radiologist who is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology, with certifications of added qualification in Vascular Radiology and Interventional Radiology. We sat down and asked him a couple of questions about life as a radiologist, his professional accomplishments, and what he loves doing when he’s not in the office. Here are his responses!

4 Reasons Why Our Rads Are The Best

It’s no secret that we love our radiologists here at Bay Imaging Consultants and we don’t need special holidays to thank them. Let’s face it, we are just not above taking the time to gush about how amazing our bright, caring, and talented board-certified radiologists are on a daily basis. But just in case you needed a few more reasons for why we think our BICARD radiologists are the best, we’ve highlighted four of our favorite below!

Selecting An Imaging Center: Why Quality Matters

Choosing an imaging facility is an important decision and important decisions take time, effort, and care. Not all imaging facilities are created equal, and no two patients are the same. Deciding on an imaging facility ensures that you are placing trust in a place and people you trust. And nothing is more important than your health. Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting your imaging facility.

BICRAD Offers MRI's That Are Safe For Patients With Pacemakers

Formerly MRIs were not supposed to be performed on patients with cardiac pacemakers, but after extensive research, radiology professionals at the American College of Radiology recently concluded that patients with pacemakers CAN safely undergo MRI procedures with the proper machines. Learn more about the specifications for these machines, which are offered at local San Francisco imaging centers by BICRAD.

Does My Radiologist Need To Be Board Certified?

The term “board certified” gets thrown around a good amount in the medical world, but how does it apply to you, the patient? Well, for starters, board certification serves as a notable indicator for the highest standard of care available. When searching for a radiologist in your area, we strongly urge you to consider choosing a board-certified radiologist—and here’s why!