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DISH Spine Disease

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis is the actual name for the condition that is understandably often referred to by the abbr...

How to Read a Chest X-Ray

The chest X-ray is one of the most commonly used methods of radiological imaging. A chest X-ray can give information about the lun...

Types of Angiography

Angiography is a clinical procedure in which doctors inject a special type of dye into a blood vessel. The data from an angiograph...

The Nature of X-Rays

While experimenting with a device that accelerated electrons, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered x-rays in 1895. His discovery ear...

How to Test for a Muscle Tear

A muscle tear, as defined by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, is a medical condition that is graded according to its s...

X-Rays for Coughing

A cough is a common symptom, and usually indicates nothing more than a dry throat, a simple upper respiratory infection or a mild...

X-Rays for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis, a progressive, debilitating type of arthritis, causes ankylosis, or fusion, of the hip joints and spine. A...

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 ...

What Are the Effects of X-Ray Radiation on People?

According to Baylor College of Medicine, approximately 15 percent of all natural and man-made types of radiation experienced by pe...

MRIs vs. X-Rays for the Knee

Whether you recently injured your knee or if you've experienced knee pain for years, your doctor may order either an x-ray or MRI ...
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