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advance preparation: PET scan by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Sat 05 Feb 2011 12:00am PET scans require specific advance preparation. PET scans show glucose uptake to cells, which indicates cell activity and, thus, possible areas of cancer activity. Glucose uptake can also occur because of other cell activity including muscle movements or contractions from … Continue reading → 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 »
Interview with world heart scan authority, Dr. John Rumberger by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:16pm Dr. John Rumberger has, from its start, been a good friend of the Track Your Plaque program. We are very proud to have his friendship. Dr. Rumberger is not only a world-renowned scientist in the world of cardiac imaging and heart scanning, but also a humanitarian and gentleman ... Read on »
Went in for scans today. CT scan ... by RCC-Fighter Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 May 2009 5:26pm Went in for scans today. CT scan and bone scan, plus labs. I keep hearing about "scanxiety" leading up to the scans and wonder why I manage to avoid feeling any troublesome fears leading up to the events. I supposed it is because I feel the scans themselves don't cause anything I should be worried about although I fully empathize with everyone ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Scan Might Help Spot Disease by HealthFinder Posted Fri 21 Jan 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink FDA panel's backing could pave way for important advance in the field, experts say. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Sensitivity of CT Scans for the Coronary Arteries May Lead to Unnecessary Surgery by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Nov 2011 12:00am The ordering of CT scans is now being closely scrutinized as to whether the procedure is being overutilized (see: Medicare Claims Show Overuse for CT Scanning ; Treat the Patient, Not the CT Scan ; Major Increase in CT Scans in Hospital Emergency Departments ). Now comes news of a  study suggesting that the use of coronary computed ... Read on »
Octreotide Scan and Biopsy Test ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Octreotide Scan and Biopsy Test Results Are Back!!! I just talked to the doctor's assistant on the phone and she gave me my test results. Here they are... The liver biopsy- was NEGATIVE!!! The tumors in my liver are BENIGN!!! That's right the cancer has NOT spread to my liver!!!! The octreotide scan- showed uptake ONLY in my thyroi ... Read on »
Coronary Artery Scanning vs Primary Prevention by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 02 Jan 2012 3:01am Well, I obviously made it back safely to Las Vegas.  We moved everything out of our car and started to unpack & sort through 2 weeks worth of laundry in preparation for a marathon wash session in the morning.  I also attempted to sort through 2 weeks worth of email.  I guess I won't have to worry about snail mail until Tuesday .  Thank goodne ... Read on »
What is a CT Scan? What are the Benefits vs Risks? by ViaMedica Posted Wed 10 Feb 2010 12:00am What is CT Scanning of the Body? CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images ... Read on »
SCANS OR TESTS DESIGNED TO DETEC... by Serene L. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:08pm SCANS OR TESTS DESIGNED TO DETECT ABNORMALITIES WITHIN THE BRAIN Electroencephalogram (EEG) An EEG records the electrical activity of your brain via electrodes affixed to your scalp. People with epilepsy often have changes in their normal pattern of brain waves, even when they're not having a seizure. ... Read on »