Squeezing a breast between two pieces of plexiglass for a mammogram is not comfortable, so why is it still done given that technology has become more sensitive? Find out.
You’ve seen them — mostly older women with painfully bent-over postures. But it’s not age that causes this contortion; it’s spine fractures brought on by osteoporosis.
Women with painful fibroids may benefit from a non-surgical procedure called a uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), and no one performs more of them in Missouri than Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.
MIR researchers are imaging kids’ brains with a new technology they hope will help them better understand autism and basic brain development in children.
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.