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Radiology may be divided into two different areas, diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology. Diagnostic radiology helps health care professionals see structures inside your body. Diagnostic radiology exams include CT scan, MRI, mammography, bone scan, thyroid scan, X-rays, PET and ultrasound. Interventional radiologists are doctors that use imaging such as CT, ultrasound, MRI and fluoroscopy to help guide procedures. Interventional radiologists often are involved in treating cancers or tumors, blockages in the arteries and veins, fibroids in the uterus, back pain, liver problems, and kidney problems.

  • What to know about DEXA scans
    The DEXA scan assesses bone density and can determine whether a person has weaker bones that are at risk of fracture. No special preparation is necessary. Learn more about DEXA scans here.

  • Could these brain changes explain phantom limb?
    Changes in communication between sensory and motor areas of the brain after lower limb amputation could explain phantom sensation, even without pain.

  • Increased intracranial pressure: What to know
    Doctors call the pressure inside a person’s skull the intracranial pressure or ICP, and it can increase with a head injury or medical condition, such as fluid on the brain. Here, we discuss the symptoms, causes, treatments, and outlook for increased or elevated ICP.

  • New obesity procedure also reduces muscle mass
    A new interventional treatment for obesity that is currently in clinical trials raises some concerns because it leads to loss of muscle as well as fat.

  • What is a lumbar MRI scan?
    Doctors use a lumbar MRI scan to examine a person’s lower spine for problems. An MRI scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create an image of the inside of a person’s body. It is a painless and low-risk procedure. Learn more here.

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