Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Diagnostic Tests and Imaging: When Do You Need to Undergo a Knee MRI?

When you injure a joint in your body, such as the knee, you're not only looking at pain and problems associated with the knee joint, but with the rest of the body as well. After a knee injury occurs, there will be more pressure placed on the hips and the back to support the body’s weight and to keep it stable. Muscles located in the legs can also become stretched as they have to work harder to support the leg of the injured knee. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Heart Health: Detecting Early Signs of Artery Disease with a PET Scan

A PET scan, which is also referred to as positron emission tomography, is a diagnostic tool used by doctors to see specific areas of your body without doing surgery. This important diagnostic tool can be used on almost anyone. A PET scan shows promise in the early diagnosis of atherosclerosis and its importance in preventing cerebrovascular events such as stroke.