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OPG & Lateral Cephalogram: A Closer Look

OPG & Lateral Cephalogram: A Closer Look
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At Vision XRAY, we offer a wide variety of radiological services for patients. To diagnose and treat conditions, we use examinations that assess bones, muscles, organs, nerves, and more. We utilise equipment that can focus solely on the limbs, torso, head, and even on the teeth. In fact, dental imaging is a frequently used service here at Vision XRAY. At Vision XRAY we offer a full range of dental imaging services including CT cone beam, CT Dental scan, OPG, TMJ X-ray and Lateral Cephalogram. Two of our frequently used procedures for dental imaging…

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

5 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
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The most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in Australia, breast cancer will affect nearly 1 in 8 women in their lifetimes. While a very small percentage of men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, those most at risk are women. Risk also increases with age, so older women are typically more at risk than their younger counterparts. Family medical history also plays a role; women who have a close female relative who was diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 50 may be at greater risk of developing the…

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New Location Opened – Georges River Medical Imaging

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July 2015 will see the long anticipated opening of our newest site, Georges River Medical Imaging bringing to the Revesby Workers Club locality and surrounding areas the cutting edge technology yet legendary personalized service our Highlands Xray branch is highly reputed for.

Bridging the distance between our Macquarie St. City X-ray practice and Highlands X-ray, Bowral, we are located above the Revesby Village Plaza Coles complex in the Revesby Workers Club’s Ekera Medical Precinct.

You will be impressed by the brilliance of Revesby’s newest…

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Vision XRAY: Mammography FAQ

Vision XRAY: Mammography FAQ
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At Vision XRAY, one of our most common radiological services is the mammogram. Mammography is a special kind of XRAY technology that is used exclusively to examine the breasts. Because this is a common scan, many of our patients have a lot of questions about what to expect. We at Vision XRAY believe that providing information to our patients is the best way to make them feel comfortable and prepared. Today we address some of our most frequently asked questions regarding mammography.

Who should get a mammogram?

From the age of 40, women should…

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Maintaining Healthy Bones

Maintaining Healthy Bones
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If there’s one thing radiologists see a lot of, it’s broken bones. With 206 of them, bones play a vital role within the human body. Bones primarily support body structure, allowing us to stand tall and execute a range of movement. Bones protect our more vulnerable internal organs, store important minerals such as calcium, and also contain marrow which allows for blood cell production. Bones are extremely important, and help us remain active all through our lifetime. A broken bone is never fun, and while you may not be able to prevent accidents…

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Diagnosing Headaches Through Radiology

Diagnosing Headaches Through Radiology
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Radiology is perhaps most closely aligned with the general x-ray and when many people think of radiological services they probably think of broken bones. But radiology is about much more than bones, helping to diagnose a variety of much deeper health issues. The need for an x-ray is clear when it comes to a possible sprain or fracture, but the need may not be as apparent when it comes to other concerns. One of these such concerns may be headaches. Radiological scans can be an excellent and effective tool when it comes to…

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Is MRI Safe During Pregnancy?

Is MRI Safe During Pregnancy?
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During pregnancy, nothing is more important to a mother than the health of her baby. A healthy pregnancy also depends on a healthy mother. If there is a concern about your own health or that of your unborn child, there may be a need for radiological scans to help in diagnosis and treatment.

As you might know, although radiological scanning procedures are generally considered safe, scans that utilise x-ray technology do pose a slight risk, as these expose you to small amounts of radiation. At Vision XRAY, we adhere intensely to a…

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Radiology 101: Basics of Different Technology

Radiology 101: Basics of Different Technology
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X-ray. CT scan. Ultrasound. MRI. To a patient, sometimes these terms can sound overwhelming and meaningless. At Vision XRAY, we strive to ensure all patients have a better understanding of the various procedures and treatments we offer at our practices. The equipment and scanning options we use make up the radiologist’s toolbox; each is a valuable resource, useful and effective for various conditions, injuries, and circumstances. Today, we present to you “Radiology 101”, a basic guide to our most common procedures.

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The x-ray is a frequently used procedure in our offices. The x-ray…

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Tips for Choosing a Great Radiologist

Tips for Choosing a Great Radiologist
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Selecting a medical professional can often be a challenge, and a process that can feel overwhelming. There’s a great deal of information out there, and a seemingly greater number of providers. While you put care into selecting a primary physician, it’s important to choose the right medical professionals in other areas. Radiology is no exception. But how do you find the right radiologist for you? How do you ensure you select a great radiologist?

Great Reputation

Perhaps the most important indicator of quality in the medical field comes from word-of-mouth recommendations. When individuals find an…

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Screening for Lung Cancer

Screening for Lung Cancer
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In Australia, lung cancer accounts for nearly 1 out of every 5 cancer deaths. The 5th most common cancer, thousands of new cases appear every year. In 2011, statistics report over 8,100 deaths caused by lung cancer. The risk of a lung cancer is high, and most patients don’t receive a diagnosis until the disease has already progressed and symptoms have begun to appear. At this time, no routine screening test for lung cancer exists, but older patients who currently smoke or who have smoked for a significant number of years may benefit…

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