If you’re thinking about varicose vein surgery, you should know about endovenous ablation. It’s a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure meant for people whose varicose veins are accompanied by pain, fatigue and/or swelling in their ankles or legs.
Researchers from MIR and the neurosurgery department at Washington University School of Medicine are collaborating with medical device maker Medtronic to build a better navigational system for brain surgery. The goal is to develop a software program that creates personalized 3-D “maps” of a patient’s brain anatomy and the location of key functions, like speech and movement, to guide physicians during neurosurgeries. A $3.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health is funding the endeavor.
Here's what you need to know when your child who needs a CT, MRI or PET scan.
Are you at risk for a deep veint clot (DVT)? Your risk increases with one or more of these symptoms.
Scheduled for an MRI? Here's what you need and want to know.
You’ve heard about them. You may even have had one or more of them. But do you really know the difference between these imaging tests?
Researchers at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University in St. Louis participated in a national study that successfully predicted autism in infants with a family history of the disease.
A new imaging exam available at MIR is helping to uncover the cause of long-standing, but undiagnosed, chest pain.
MIR breast imaging radiologists are using a new system that will help some women avoid a trip to the operating room for a surgical biopsy. That’s because the new biopsy system, called Affirm™ by Hologic, uses the same technology used in 3D mammography. It also allows the patient to be seated during her biopsy.
Bothered by unexplained back or spine pain? Arm or leg numb? A myelogram can help uncover the cause.