Author: Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging

Diagnostic Radiology and Cancer

When undergoing a CT scan or PET scan for cancer detection, a skilled diagnostic radiologist in Dallas is responsible for interpreting the images and providing a professional diagnosis. Unlike the Wizard of Oz, this expert is a trained medical doctor who carefully analyzes the images to issue a comprehensive report. Here’s what you need to understand about the crucial role of diagnostic radiology in cancer diagnosis.

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The Early Signs of Esophageal Cancer

Early signs of esophageal cancer are almost non-existent. Like many other types of cancer, it can sneak up on you and by the time it is diagnosed. In this case, oftentimes there has already been damage and it may have spread. Keenly note the risk factors that make you more susceptible to esophageal cancer, and then watch for any of the symptoms. Early diagnosis equals a more positive prognosis.

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What Is Molecular Imaging?

Molecular imaging and nuclear medicine can diagnose and treat many types of diseases. They are non-invasive, safe, and painless procedures to help doctors manage the treatment of cancer, heart disease, brain disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimers, gastrointestinal disorders, lung disorders, bone disorders, and more. Let’s learn more. Continue reading “What Is Molecular Imaging?”

When Should I Get a Second Opinion for Cancer?

If you or someone you love was just diagnosed with cancer, or are in the middle of treatment, what might make them decide to get a second opinion? Could it be due to the recommended treatments, the prognosis, the physician, or something else? Let’s go through what to consider when you are wondering if you should get a second opinion for cancer.

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