Contrast Materials

Contrast Materials

Contrast Materials When you’re recommended for a diagnostic imaging scan like an X-ray, MRI, ultrasound or CT scan, you might not know exactly what it entails, how to prepare or what agents it involves. To feel more comfortable moving forward with your procedure, you want to do a little research. An X-ray scan employs high electromagnetic energy to take an internal image of the targeted portion of your body, while an ultrasound collects data to make an image by transmitting sound waves through your body. A CT scan — or Computerized Tomography scan — is a special kind of X-ray scan...

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Proper Screening and Lifestyle Changes Can Impact Cancer Risk

Proper Screening and Lifestyle Changes Can Impact Cancer Risk

When Cheryl and her husband of thirty-five years sold their business and headed off to retirement, they looked forward to having more time to dedicate to their three children and four grandchildren. Discovering a lump in her left breast while on vacation dramatically altered their retirement plans and her outlook on the future. With no family history of breast cancer, the results of her mammogram were stunning. Cheryl was diagnosed with Stage 2 triple negative ductal carcinoma breast cancer. Cheryl is not unlike many thousands of women who receive an unexpected breast cancer diagnosis. While aware of the disease and...

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Cigarette Smoking a Leading Cause of Preventable Death in United States

On the last Sunday in November 2017, television viewers and print media readers experienced a dramatic moment that continues into this year. The three major U.S. tobacco companies were ordered by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to issue the first in what will be a series of five “corrective statements” about their products. The corrective statements are the result of a federal racketeering lawsuit brought against the tobacco companies in 1999 by the Department of Justice. These court-ordered statements, which cover five different topic areas, explain in detail and in plain language the reality of the health harms inflicted by...

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The Importance of Connecting Patients with Clinical Trials in Cancer Research

The Importance of Connecting Patients with Clinical Trials in Cancer Research

Clinical Trials are at the heart of medical research and are critical to finding new paths to prevent, detect and advance new treatment methods and medications for debilitating diseases. Patients with an illness or disease participate in Clinical Trials in order to receive the benefits of the newest treatment options for recovering from their disease and to offer the best opportunity for researchers to find better treatments for others in the future. Treatments may involve new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is...

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