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Of provident kidney stones, health insurance and a CT Scan that may have saved my life by Posted Mon 02 Jan 2012 1:48pm As we bid farewell to 2011 while ushering in the new year, some thoughts about health care my own emerge. I underwent major surgery this last year, having had roughly 15% of one kidney–or, more precisely, the cancerous portion of one kidney– removed. I chose to blog about the experience , chronicling the p ... Read on »
HealthWISE - creating new markets by scanning for presymptomatic diseases by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:16am HealthWISE - creating new markets by scanning for presymptomatic diseases: "HealthWISE is more than just a screening facility. It is a doctor-referred wellness diagnostic center specializing in the detection of common, 'pre-symptomatic' diseases—cardiovascular and vascular disease, lung and colon cancers and osteoporosis. These diseases share n ... Read on »
Effective Diagnostics with MRI Scanning at HealthQuest by hqbk Posted Fri 31 May 2013 9:51am MRI scanning at HealthQuest offers superior results for accurate diagnosis. HealthQuest, a leading multi-specialty healthcare center located in Brooklyn, New York offers comprehensive therapies for a wide range of musculosketal and other issues. To ensure accurate diagnosis, the center offers onsite MRI scanning. Patients benefit from a painles ... Read on »
Should Health Insurers Cover Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose CAT Scans? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Mon 09 Apr 2012 8:35pm Testing for hidden early lung cancer Remember this article on screening for lung cancer ?  More than 54,000 former and current tobacco users who looked like they were free of cancer were randomly assigned to a yearly cheapo chest x-ray vs. a yearly pricey low-radiation-dose CAT scan. Over 5 to 7 years of follow-up, the CAT sc ... Read on »
HealthQuest Eases Scanning Issues with Open MRI by hqbk Posted Wed 03 Jul 2013 9:52am Located in Brooklyn, NYC, HealthQuest offers state-of-the-art Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging or Open MRI.  In addition to providing high resolution images for enhanced patient analysis, the open MRI procedure is proving ideal for patients who are claustrophobic as well as children and obese patients. The images are helpful to doctors for perf ... Read on »
Eye scan reveals information about brain health by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 1:38pm I don’t know where the quote originated, but it has been widely said that the eyes are the window to the soul. Now, it appears that they are also a window to the brain as well. It has been reported that an eye scan, of the type commonly in use in ophthalmology, can give neurologists an accurate picture of the progression of multiple sclerosis, ... Read on »
United HealthCare & Florida Hospital Dispute Almost Cancels My PET Scan by Ron Sparks Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 1:33pm Florida Hospital I had my six-month PET scans this morning.  If these scans come back clean, I will officially be two years into remission.  I am, as you can imagine, terribly anxious to get the results.  I should get a call from my doctor’s office tomorrow with the result.  Until then, I will be one big bundle of anxiety. The scans ... Read on »
Health officials propose new rules for PET scans by HealthCare Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 3:30pm PET scans, which can be used to help determine a course of treatment for cancer patients, may soon be allowed to be used more often. Currently PET scans are covered; however, patients and doctors must enroll in a special registry. The new proposal would allow for patients to undergo one treatment without having to enroll. Breast cancer, prost ... Read on »
Health Blog : Colon Cancer Screening: Colonoscopy versus CT Scanning by Rudy S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Sep 2008 2:38pm Link: Health Blog : Colon Cancer Screening: Colonoscopy versus CT Scanning.this article is all about the different types of colon cancer testing Read on »
FDA approves use of dye to improve diagnostic scans for Alzheimer’s by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Thu 31 May 2012 12:00am One of the most frustrating medical realities of Alzheimer’s disease is that a definitive diagnosis can only be made after death. Even though science has progressed to a point where many doctors  feel quite sure of their diagnosis, there is still a fair chance that the diagnosis is wrong. A recent article in the Detroit Free Press ab ... Read on »