Wednesday, November 16, 2016

“What is a PET Scan?” and Other Common PET Scan-Related Questions

PET scan, short for positron emission tomography scanning, is a body imaging technology that uses radiation to produce colored three-dimensional images of the body. A PET scan can reveal metabolic changes and physical uptake that may not be seen in other forms of imaging technique, and that’s why it’s widely used to see observe the development of an existing condition or the effectiveness of an ongoing treatment.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

MRI: Can it be an Effective Detection Tool for Unstable Labral Tears?

With the evolution of medical diagnostic tools comes the discovery of several conditions that no one thought existed. Among these conditions is a labral tear, which is an injury to the labrum, a very small structure in the shoulder. A labral tear can be extremely painful to a sufferer.