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Side Effects & Complications of a Lumbar MRI

As defined by The University of Maryland Medical Center, lumbar magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a noninvasive diagnostic te...
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How to Read Bone Scans

A bone scan is a radiologic technique in which a small amount of a radioactive chemical, also known as a tracer, is injected into ...
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Foods to Eat Before a PET Scan

A positron emission tomography scan is an imaging test that uses nuclear medicine to view the body on a cellular level. The PET sc...
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3D Ultrasound Risks

Many women are choosing to have a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound in addition to the one that their obstetrician performs routin...
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Side Effects of MRI With Contrast

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) employs powerful magnets and radio waves to produce three-dimensional images of the body. It is p...
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How to Know If a Hamstring Is Torn

Located behind the thigh, the hamstrings are a group of muscles associated with the movement of the hip and knee joints. Athletes ...
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Advantages & Disadvantages of a CAT Scan

CAT or CT scanning is a highly accurate medical test that combines x-ray with computerized technology. While this painless and non...
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Side Effects of a Bone Scan

Bone scans serve several medical diagnostic purposes, according to Drugs.com. They can diagnose bone tumors or cancer, detect if ...
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How to Read an Abnormal EKG

Electrocardiogram, abbreviated as either EKG or ECG, is used to record the heart's electrical activity. The EKG is a valuable tool...
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A Clear Liquid Diet Before a CT Scan

A computerized tomography, or CT, scan is a diagnostic testing procedure that involves taking X-rays to create cross-sectional ima...
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