In radiology, there are a variety of procedures which utilise ionising radiation technology to produce internal images. Scans such as computerised tomography (CT scan) and X-rays use this type of radiation, and therefore must be approached with a sense of prudence and care.
Although radiation does pose certain threats to those exposed, we can take steps to manage radiation exposure to patients. X-rays and CT scans are relatively safe procedures. Still, patients may be curious when faced with a radiological procedure: just how safe is it?
Managing Radiation Through Dose Control
There are several instances in which it may be necessary for a child to undergo an ultrasound. In these cases, a parent’s primary concern will be for the comfort and safety of their child. At Vision XRAY Group, we hope to assure you of the complete safety of ultrasounds for children.
Ultrasound technology utilises sound waves to help create images of the body. These sound waves cannot be felt or heard. Because ultrasound uses sound waves, and does not use any potentially harmful ionising radiation, the ultrasound for children is a completely…
Vision XRAY Group patients now have access to more Medicare rebates for GP referred Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans (MRI). Please contact us at one of our convenient locations for more information.
Ultrasound technology uses penetrating sound waves to create images of the interior of the human body. At times, a woman may be required by her physician to undergo a breast ultrasound. This noninvasive procedure allows doctors to examine internal breast tissue, and is usually ordered as a result of lumps or abnormalities found in the breast during a routine examination or a mammogram.
When a Breast Ultrasound is Needed
Radiologists generally perform breast ultrasound and mammography together. The combination of these two tests is much more accurate than either test alone. While breast…
Medical imaging is an extremely important element in medical practice in this day and age, but have you ever stopped to consider its true importance? Medical imaging has changed the face of the healthcare industry and allowed practitioners and scientists to learn more about the human body than ever before.
In diagnosing an ailment or illness, physicians frequently order diagnostic scans such as an xray, CT scan, or MRI. While medical knowledge and discernment forms the basis of health practitioner diagnoses and decisions, medical imaging is a vital part of confirming…
With a new City XRAY practice at the Haymarket, Vision XRAY Group now have two convenient city locations.
Both a CT scan and an MRI are extremely effective tools in medical diagnostics and treatment. The two procedures utilise different technological methods to produce images of the body, and provide various applications for health practitioners.
A computerized tomography (CT) scan, is a rotating x-ray procedure which generates cross-sectional images of the body. Multiple cross-sectional images can be combined to create a 3-dimensional image of the patient. CT scans can be localised onto one region of the body to provide an accurate picture of that organ or area. For example, CT scans…
Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a type of medical imaging procedure that utilises high frequency sound waves to provide medical professionals with images of a patient’s muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. This type of medical imaging is used for the diagnosis of a wide range of conditions including muscle and tendon tears, sprains and tears in ligaments, hernias and inflammation within the joints, nerve entrapment and more.
Preparation Before Going through Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Before a patient arrives for an ultrasound exam, he or she will be asked to wear loose-fitting clothes to the appointment. Any jewellery…
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a revolutionary procedure used to scan patients for an accurate evaluation of ailments and injuries. Many doctors are now depending on MRI for their diagnosis, since it provides detailed images of the involved body parts through the use of a magnetic field and radio waves.
An MRI machine is a long tube with the inner circular area comprising of a large magnet. The patient lies down and then a technician extends a coil, which receives the magnetic resonance signal, to the area that needs…
Osteoporosis is a disorder where over time bone tissue breaks down. This leads to an increase in bone fragility, which may eventually lead to bone fractures. It can be a devastating condition but the good news is that it is preventable.
What Causes Osteoporosis?
It is a common misconception that Osteoporosis (and Osteopenia – referring to low bone density in general) affects elderly people only. Osteoporosis affects people of all ages. This condition is caused by failure to attain the peak bone mineral density during childhood and adolescence. In older women, accelerated bone loss usually…