Posts Tagged ‘ CT Scan ’

Posted on July 19th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Understanding radiology: What is a PET scan?

Understanding radiology: What is a PET scan?
Part 4 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology series

This post is Part 4 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology seriesA PET scan is like your radiologist’s ace detective. The information gathered during the scan can help your doctor understand what’s actually happening on the inside of your body. This scan shows a radiologist your anatomy or body structure. It can be used to […]

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Posted on June 11th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Understanding Radiology: What is a CT Scan?

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Part 2 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology series

This post is Part 2 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology seriesA CT (Computed Tomography) - or CAT – Scan is a useful tool in the cancer diagnosis process. If your physician suspects cancer,  one of the first steps is to determine what you have and where the cancer is located. Often times that first step […]

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Posted on May 21st, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Understanding Radiology: What is a radiologist?

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Part 1 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology series

This post is Part 1 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology seriesMedical imaging is an integral part of most every cancer journey. If your doctor suspects cancer, one of the next steps will likely be an appointment with a radiologist. You’ve probably heard the term radiology or radiologist, but do you understand what role the […]

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Posted on February 8th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Low-Dose CT Scan Shows Promise for Lung Cancer Detection

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While smoking still remains the largest risk factor for lung cancer, there are other environmental causes. In about 10% to 15% of the cases, there is no particular toxin link (never a smoker/light smoker lung cancers). In Texas, 18.5% of the adult population — over 3,257,000 individuals — are current cigarette smokers. Texas ranks 27th among […]

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