Raleigh Radiology Blog

Testicular Ultrasound: What to Expect

June 27, 2016

Testicular ultrasound is a safe and painless imaging exam that uses sound waves and a computer to produce images of the inside of the testicles. There are no special preparations and regular activities may be resumed immediately after the test is finished. Testicular Ultrasound is most often used to: Evaluate a mass in the scrotum Assess the scrotum after trauma Diagnose the cause of testicular pain or swelling Look for a cause of infertility, such as a varicocele Testicular Ultrasound… Read More

MR Prostate: What to Expect

June 20, 2016

MRI is valuable tool in imaging the prostate gland; it provides excellent image quality and doesn’t use any radiation. MRI uses a very powerful magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed images of the prostate gland. It is painless and has very few risks for the patient. MRI of the prostate is most often used to: Provide imaging guidance during a prostate biopsy procedure Determine the stage of prostate cancer Verify whether cancer has spread outside the prostate… Read More

Arthrography for Sports Injuries

May 30, 2016

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. As the temperatures rise and the rain clouds fade away, kids and adults are heading outside to play sports—and many will experience some type of sports injury. Most sports injuries will heal on their own with some rest. However, some injuries may cause pain and discomfort that requires additional follow up using medical imaging. At Raleigh Radiology, our team of experienced radiologists includes six fellowship trained musculoskeletal radiologists who are experts in… Read More

Open MRI for Sports Injuries

May 16, 2016

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. As we celebrate all the benefits of exercise, we must also prepare for sports injuries. If you’ve suffered a sports injury, you know the pain or discomfort may linger and require medical imaging to diagnose the injury. At Raleigh Radiology, an Open Bore MRI is one of the most common types of imaging to diagnose a sports injury. An Open Bore MRI uses radio waves and an extremely strong magnet to create… Read More

Expanded 3D Mammography in Blue Ridge

January 29, 2016

3D mammography in Blue Ridge – with shorter wait times! Due to increased demand, a second 3D mammography unit has been installed in Raleigh Radiology’s Blue Ridge location. 3D Mammography in Blue Ridge: What to Expect 3D mammography is an optional, but highly recommended, addition to a traditional screening mammogram. 3D mammography provides additional images of the breast tissue that allow the radiologist to see details more clearly. During a mammogram with 3D imaging, each breast is positioned on a… Read More

3D Mammography in Wake Forest

January 15, 2016

Due to increased demand, 3D mammography will be available in Raleigh Radiology’s Wake Forest location in February 2016. New and returning patients to the Wake Forest office may choose to add 3D mammography to their regular annual mammogram this year. What is a 3D Mammogram? 3D mammography is an optional, but highly recommended, addition to a regular screening mammogram. While the traditional mammogram images allow the radiologist to view the entire breast tissue in one flat image, the 3d mammogram… Read More

New Years Resolutions

December 28, 2015

It’s that time of year! As January 1st gets closer, we all start thinking about the changes we’d like to make in the upcoming year. Not surprisingly, the most common New Year’s Resolution is to get fit and healthy. If you count yourself as one of the millions of people vowing to look better and feel better in 2016, try these tips to stick to your resolutions. Set Specific Goals It’s better to set a specific, measurable goal rather than… Read More

Have you made your appointment and checked it twice?

December 14, 2015

Simple Screening Tests that Could Save Your Life This holiday season, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Put your mind and the minds of your loved ones at ease by getting a Lung or Breast screening exam. Lung Cancer Risk Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in America; it claims more lives than colorectal, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancer combined. You are considered to be high risk if you are between 55-80 years old, currently smoke or… Read More

What Happens When You Quit Smoking

November 27, 2015

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in North Carolina. There’s no better time than right now to quit smoking. While quitting is never easy, it’s well worth it. Not only will you experience greater long-term health benefits but your body starts to repair itself as soon as 20 minutes after your last cigarette! Changes in Your Body Here’s a closer look at what happens in just the first 72 hours after you quit smoking. 20 minutes… Read More

3D Mammography: Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions

November 4, 2015

What is 3D mammography? Also known as breast tomosynthesis, 3D mammography complements a traditional mammogram by providing additional detailed images of the breast. During a mammography exam, the breasts are compressed and imaged, then to obtain the 3D images, the x-ray arm of the machine makes a quick arc over the breast taking a series of images at different angles. These two different types of images together provide the radiologist with exceptional detail of the entire breast. 3D mammography is… Read More

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