Tuesday, September 20, 2016

24 Hours Before Your PET Scan: Three Preparation Tips for Patients

PET scan involves getting images of different parts of the body to look for diseases. Many factors can affect the accuracy of the results, so it is important for patients to be prepared accordingly. Doctors would normally ask you to watch what you eat or drink at least 24 hours before the scan. Here are some basic tips to help you.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Diagnosing Early Signs of CTE May Now Be Possible through an MRI Scan

Defined by medical experts as a progressive neurological disease that may be caused by repeated brain trauma, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, has been afflicting a number of former football players and changing their lives forever. Today, the only way of correctly diagnosing CTE is through a post mortem examination of a patient’s brain.

A recent research published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, however, suggests that an MRI scan may be viable in detecting CTE in its early stages.