CT scan as a monitoring tool for asthma

When we talk about computer tomography (CT), we usually think about cancer and detecting tumors. However, this imaging technique which consists of a series of X-rays, can potentially be used to … [Read more...]

Beware of radiation overdose

First of all, this is not meant to scare you. This is simply to make you aware. Through the use of radiation, imaging techniques have greatly helped diagnostic medicine in saving lives. Through … [Read more...]

If not a CT scan, then what?

A couple of weeks back, we brought you an update on the safety issues of computer tomography (CT) scans and the concerns over radiation levels. Now, you might want to know what are the alternatives … [Read more...]

Medical radiation: do we get too much exposure?

Resource Post for March Are people exposed to too much radiation in the name of diagnostic medicine? I was at the dentist for a normal check up earlier this week. This was my first visit at this … [Read more...]

Emergency care for stroke victims: it all depends on how you arrive and where you go

My husband and I watched "The Namesake" the other day and I remember that scene where the father Ashoke presented himself at the ER and had to stand in line for a long time, leading to his death due … [Read more...]

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