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I continue to be intrigued by stories that discuss CT scans
on unusual subjects. The most recent article I read talks about the dental and
sinus health of a young man who was mummified and lived about 2,100 years ago
“He had numerous abscesses and cavities, conditions that
appear to have resulted, at some point, in a sinus ...
Healthcare in other nations leaves a good deal to be
desired. However, recently in Myanmar, formerly Burma, more than two dozen CT
scanners were purchased by the health ministry in an effort to improve the quality
New members of government increased the health budget significantly
allowing such helpful machinery to be brought in. ...
An unusual story came out of Richmond, VA this week. A woman
who had a CT scan for abdominal pain with both PO and IV contrasts had an odd
reaction. She claims the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet turned
orange and became very dry about 15-20 minutes after the scan.Several days after the scan she went back to the hospital
for some ...
It is with great anticipation that many Americans welcome
opening day of the 2012 NFL Season. With all of the fun that comes with
tailgates and parties, the health of these athletes must not be overlooked. The
American Academy of Neurology just released a study that confirms previously held
beliefs “… that head injuries cause neurologic ...
Jon Bachman is a 66 year old man who lives in Virginia and
owns a dinosaur egg as part of his fossil collection. He bought it at a rock
show for $600 in 1984. The egg is said to be 70 million years old and from the
Hunan province of China. He has had it for almost 30 years and has always
wondered what’s inside. He figured the only way to find ...
As the NFL preseason gives way to the regular season, we are
reminded of the important role that imaging plays in sports. Michael Vick, of
the Philadelphia Eagles, injured his ribs and left thumb in his last two games.
He received x-rays of his ribs and his thumb while still at the stadiums. Both
came up negative.
Later in the week Vick ...
As Shark Week comes to a close, new research on sharks
is being conducted at Cornell University. Graduate students are learning a
great deal about the jaws and teeth of many species of sharks using CT scans.
The images obtained show “structural patterns” that have
never been seen before. With the advanced software available for ...
We all know about the dangers of radiation from CT scans but
what about the radiation that is emitted from our cell phones. Many of us have
our phones on us at all times and we feel as if we can’t live without them.
What if they are causing us more harm than good.
Previous studies have shown that there is such a small
amount of radiation ...
Despite concerns of radiation exposure, the use of CT scans is on the rise. There's also an increase in patients receiving MRIs and ultrasounds. Researchers have been following millions of patients from six large HMOs from the time period 1996-2010. In an average year, $100 billion is spent on medical imaging. The results found that patients had ...
The world news often displays images of people living in countries with less than desirable conditions. This can include sub-par medical care. A diagnostic Radiologist and his wife visit Kenya as often as possible to help change this. Dr. Read Vaughan ''...taught ultrasound and computerized tomography scan techniques to between 30 and 35 medical ...