The radiologists at Desert Medical Imaging use the knowledge they gain from treating patients to work toward innovative diagnostic techniques and treatments. Some of our radiologists also work with the companies who design and manufacture the imaging machines and systems we use, to fine-tune the performance and capabilities of future machines, so they offer radiologists more capabilities to work with. In order to keep you up to date about these advances and to offer ongoing patient education, we produce this informational blog. We hope you will check back regularly for the latest developments in medical imaging, as well as information you and your loved ones can use to live longer, healthier lives.
Dr. Jones, a busy local surgeon, presented with a six-week history of knee pain, which was not improved with aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. A knee MRI showed moderate to severe osteoarthritis without a definitive surgical indication. Dr. Jones was offered an image-guided cortisone injection directly into the knee joint, and 48 hours after the […]
Making a decision to be screened for certain medical conditions can be difficult, especially when the recommendations and guidelines are constantly changing. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it is timely to review the recommendations of various organizations for both of these conditions. What is a screening […]
Wernher von Braun, who with his team launched the first American satellite into space, said, “One test is worth a thousand expert opinions.” With today’s advanced imaging technology, radiologists can take “one picture” of the entire inside of your body which is comparable to “a thousand expert opinions.” Until recently, whole body screening was performed […]
Alzheimer’s disease affects one in eight Americans over the age of 65. Approximately 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and 82 million are expected worldwide by 2050. Unfortunately there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s but researchers are continually working to understand the hallmarks of the disease so that they can find a cure. […]