Even if you didn’t realize it, you’ve probably benefited from the field of radiology at some point during your life. Radiology includes a variety of imaging services used for diagnostic and treatment purposes, ranging from simple x-rays to more complicated interventional radiology procedures. Still, you might not be aware of all that the field of radiology encompasses. Below, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of radiology including what it is, what a radiologist does, and some of the most common procedures found in the field of radiology.
“Claustrophobia is an anxiety disorder in which the sufferer has an irrational feat of having no escape or being closed in.“ When a person experiences this they may also suffer a panic attack which results in accelerated heart rate, sweating, and nausea. Because so many patients suffer with intense scanxiety, we wanted to compile a list of helpful advice that has soothed our patients in the past. So, here are the top 9 tips our team suggests to calm your fears:
You shouldn’t have to play Russian roulette with your doctor’s medical abilities. But, how is it possible to know that you’ll be taken care of properly when you’re entrusting your medical needs in a new doctor’s hands? Quite simply. ACR accreditation is your answer. So, what is 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!
Radiology is an invaluable tool in the diagnosis and treatment of many different injuries, diseases, and conditions; however, some people get nervous about radiology imaging tests because of the exposure to radiation. When a child suffers an injury and needs a CT scan or an MRI, parents may feel nervous. They rightfully do not want their children to suffer from radiation-related side effects, so let’s take a look at the safety measures that radiologists take to protect your children during imaging tests.
CT scans help our radiologists at BICRAD determine a diagnosis for certain types of injuries by utilizing X-rays to provide details inside a patient’s body. Learn more about CT scan duration, radiation exposure, and more.
At BICRAD, we always pride ourselves in our quality care, board certified radiologists and dedicated to delivering patients the experience that they deserve. In order to continually enhance our private radiology group’s mission of providing quality care, we are always searching for ways to provide more for our patients. Whether it’s meticulously selecting qualified, board certified radiologists or surrounding our radiology group with other industry leaders in the radiology field. We want to be in great company and ensure that we are always at the top of our game. So, we’re excited to announce that BICRAD is an official Radiologyinfo.org affiliate!
What Is Radiologyinfo.org?
If you have tried searching for any medical imaging resources online, then you have most likely come into contact with this esteemed website. Radiologyinfo.org is an incredible resource for the online community that provides accurate and informative descriptions of any medical imaging procedures: X-rays, MRIs, Breast Ultrasounds, etc. Not only does this website provide procedure descriptions, but also includes standard preparations for each exam, what you will experience, and more.
Radiologyinfo.org aims to be a reliable, credible resource for anyone that will be undergoing a procedure or simply is interested in learning more. All of the information on this website is reviewed by experts in the field of radiology from the ACR and RSNA, as well as other professional radiology organizations. Typically, the internet isn’t a reliable place and who’s to say if what you’re reading is accurate? Cue radiologyinfo.org.
What does this mean for BICRAD?
At BICRAD, we offer information on all of the procedures we offer on our website. You can glance through our pages, but if there is any information that you are searching for and cannot find, head over to our affiliate's website. We fully trust Radiologyinfo.org to provide qualified information for over 200 procedures. Becoming affiliated with this resourceful website simply enables peace of mind for us and our patients–you will always be able to access valuable and reliable information online. Check our Radiologyinfo.org website to begin your informative quest!
Often times, patients ask us “What’s the difference between a CT scan and an MRI Scan?” These scans can seem pretty similar at first glance, but in reality, they are vastly different in the tasks that they perform and their functionality. We’re here to help clear the air and educate patients about the key differences between CT scans and MRI scans.
Our radiologist Richard Sigel discusses common questions that patients ask their radiologist, including "Do CT scans cause cause?".