• Can a CT Scan Gauge Heart Attack Risk?

    Imagine having access to a crystal ball that could provide warning of an impending heart attack early enough that the future could be changed. Although no such crystal ball exists, researchers believe a newly developed CT scan analysis may have the same, potentially life-saving, effect. The scan in question is able to detect inflammation in

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  • CT Scans Add Value to Medicine While Improving Patient Care

    As healthcare debates continue to wage across the country, the cost of care is a hot topic of discussion. While the bottom line is important, medical experts stress that value must also be considered. Case in point is a common diagnostic procedure that costs a bit on the front end, but can end up saving

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  • What’s Involved in a PET Scan?

    Positron Emission Tomography, or PET scans for short, have been commonly used in medical diagnostics for years. Even so, not everyone is familiar with the technology or its most common uses. If a doctor recommends this test, patients can rest assured it’s not a painful one and the information it can provide may, in fact,

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  • PET Scans: What Patients Need to Know

    When doctors start ordering tests that have funny-sounding acronyms for names, it’s not uncommon for patients to get just a little bit uncomfortable. If the test in question happens to be a PET scan (or positron emission tomography scan), there’s nothing to fret about. This fairly simple, but highly powerful test is generally ordered to

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