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With Testicular Cancer, CT Scan Benefit May Beat Risks by Medline Plus Posted Tue 18 Dec 2012 12:00pm Study should reassure patients, doctors, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: CT Scans , Radiation Exposure , Testicular Cancer 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 »
A combination PET and CT scan more effective than either alone by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 1:00pm A combined positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan of the whole body appears to detect cancer in individuals with related neurologic complications more accurately than some other commonly used tests, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the March print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA ... Read on »
Screaming Man Seen in Testicular Ultrasound Dicom Image by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 9:44pm This is a wild image and yes you can see the face:)  I hope the man really was not screaming and that all was ok.  The image has been named “the face of testicular pain.  I can imagine this image jumping out as being unique when looking at a number of scans for sure.  BD   Read on »
Depression: PET Scan or Scan Pet? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 14 Jun 2013 3:00am The medical specialty of psychiatry has been the news quite a bit lately.  Last month, the National Institute of Mental Health withdrew their support of the new Diagnostic & Statistical Manual 5 of Mental Disorders  which has been called the Bible of psychiatry.  Earlier this spring, a psychiatric hospital here in Las Vegas was accused of " ... Read on »
Pregnancy in a man with testicular failure by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 14 Aug 2010 7:06am This is a guest post by Dr. Sai, Senior Embryologist at Malpani Infertility Clinic The collection of testicular sperm directly from the testes allows us to help men with azoospermia to have a baby with their own sperm ! This is called testicular sperm extraction with ICSI ( TESE-ICSI ). It’s easy to find sperm in men with obstructive azosperm ... Read on »
"Heart scans" are not always heart scans by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm Beware of the media reports now being issued that warn that "CT heart scans" pose a risk for cancer. One report can be viewed at http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20070717/ct-heart-scan-radiation-cancer-risk. This was triggered by a Columbia University study of risk for cancer based on the dose of radiation used in CT cor ... Read on »
Pharma Companies Like Pfizer Certified to Scan Cargo Riding on US Passenger Flights – TSA Will be Scanning Cargo Soon Just by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 29 Jul 2010 10:46am Sending cargo in the belly of a passenger jet has been a bit more economic to date which is changing due to new security rules.  This was my former area of expertise with air cargo and a number of years ago it used to the opposite with rates being cheaper with cargo airlines, how things change. The reason for some of the changing paradig ... Read on »
The Scan That Didn’t Scan By GIN... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 18 Oct 2008 11:54pm The Scan That Didn’t Scan By GINA KOLATA 19 oct 2008--This is a story about M.R.I. ’s, those amazing scans that can show tissue injury and bone damage, inflammation and fluid accumulation. Except when they can’t and you think they can. I found out about magnetic resonance imaging tests when I injured my forefoot running. All of a sudden, h ... 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 »