About 40% of patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) will continue to experience daily symptoms such as leg pain and swelling. Are you one of them? While treatment with an anti-coagulant (also known as a blood thinner) helps prevent future clots from forming, it does not actively dissolve or treat the original clot.
There are two absolutes as you approach your 50th birthday: your AARP membership is on its way and it’s time for your first screening colonoscopy. Yes, “that” exam. But there’s more than one way to examine the colon for abnormalities and suspicious growths that might morph into cancer.
Overuse sports injuries happen to kids and produce sore spots like little leaguer’s elbow and shoulder. And like adults, kids with overuse injuries also experience pain.
A unique type of heart scan can detect early stage heart disease and determine its severity. But the imaging test is not meant for everyone. Would you benefit?
Women coming to select Barnes-Jewish facilities for their annual screening mammogram may choose to receive an additional free benefit — a personalized breast cancer risk assessment that determines each woman’s overall risk of developing breast cancer.
Confused about the new mammography guidelines? Read what we recommend, and listen to an interview with MIR breast imaging physician, Dr. Kate Appleton.
Watch this MIR-produced video showing the progression of Alzheimer disease in the brain, before onset of symptoms to full-blown dementia. Produced by Tyler Blazey of the Neuroimaging Laboratory, this time-lapse video covers 35 years in 35 seconds.
Young children and adolescents can experience inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Fortunately, advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps us to diagnose these conditions in kids today without exposing them to radiation.
It’s not their shape or size that dictates whether breasts are dense and should undergo advanced breast imaging tests. MIR breast radiologist Steven Poplack, explains this condition, the cause for concern and possible courses of action should you have dense breasts.