There are nearly 1 million adults living in the U.S. with multiple sclerosis. Yet, it remains a misunderstood and often misdiagnosed condition.1 Recently Emmy winner Christina Applegate was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Most people's bones become thinner as they get older. When bones become thinner than expected, it's known as osteopenia. Osteopenia puts you at risk for a more severe condition called osteoporosis. A doctor will recommend a bone scan to test your bone density when they suspect osteopenia or osteoporosis. A bone density test is essential to get once over 65 as your risk increases, especially for women. Osteoporosis typically has no symptoms, and people do not know that they have this condition until they break a bone unexpectedly
The advancements in medical imaging technology continue to improve and create substantial benefits to our health and longevity. Magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI ) and its ability to create a highly detailed picture of the soft tissue in our bodies give the doctor a substantial ability to diagnose and give a prognosis of our health.
According to the American Heart Association, venous thromboembolism (VTE) affects 300,000 to 600,000 Americans annually. Symptoms of a blood clot include pain or cramping, swelling, tenderness, warmth to the touch, and bluish- or red-colored skin. Blood clots in the heart include chest and left arm pain, sweating, and difficulty breathing. The most common symptoms of blood clots in the lungs include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chest pain, and cough.
If you are suffering from gastrointestinal issues, many different imaging tests can be beneficial in diagnosing diseases of the digestive system. Standard imaging tests for gastric conditions include MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasound. Recent advances in magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI) have become a viable alternative to CT scan.