• 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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  • Men Might Need Lung Cancer Screening More Often Than Women: Study

    The American Cancer Society estimates more than 222,000 people across the country will face a diagnosis of lung cancer in the coming year. While the disease readily strikes men and women alike, men are at slightly higher risk for developing this potentially fatal condition. Men, a new study indicates, should also undergo more frequent routine

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  • Kids and CT Scans: Should They Get Them?

    When a doctor orders a CT scan to help with diagnosing an illness or other concern in a child, it’s not uncommon for parents to be a little wary. After all, computerized tomography, or CT scans for short, do require the use of radiation. Since parents are protective by nature, it’s perfectly normal to be

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  • PET/CT Scans Deliver Results

    When healthcare providers need more detailed information about what’s going on inside the body without requiring that they actually go into the body, a unique combination test can deliver the results needed. A PET/CT scan combines two powerful imaging procedures into one, providing an in-depth look inside the body from the outside. PET/CT scans are

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