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AI to Support Breast Cancer Detection

Wake Radiology UNC REX Healthcare, the Triangle’s largest provider of 3D mammography, is the first radiology practice in the Triangle to adopt iCAD’s Profound AI®, a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) technology to aid in breast cancer detection.  

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Know before you go for your MRI

When a doctor orders an MRI, patients know they’re coming to find out more about their health concern or the extent of an injury. What they don’t know, is what to expect during the MRI exam. 

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Fast Breast MRI 

Abbreviated Breast MRI (also known as Fast Breast MRI) is a breast cancer screening tool available to women who have an average risk of breast cancer or who have dense breasts. Used in conjunction with 3D mammography, AB-MRI can increase cancer detection, but does not replace a yearly mammogram. 

 

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Is Your Joint Pain Coming from Arthritis?

Is Your Joint Pain Coming from Arthritis?

Joint pain is a common problem. Often it is transient and resolves on its own. However, when it persists, x-rays or more advanced imaging can help make a correct diagnosis. Dr. Charles Pope explains how imaging can help determine if you have arthritis and, if so, specifically what type.

Can an MRI Help Diagnose and Treat Arthritis Pain?

Can an MRI Help Diagnose and Treat Arthritis Pain?

In the United States alone, it’s estimated that nearly 46 million Americans have some form of arthritis. Unfortunately, the likelihood of developing this chronic condition increases with age. Imaging technologies, particularly MRI, can play an important role not only in diagnosing arthritis, but in assisting with monitoring treatments and pain-relieving therapies.

Getting Active and Staying Busy As We Return to “Normal”

Getting Active and Staying Busy As We Return to “Normal”

[…] a musculoskeletal radiologist at Wake Radiology UNC REX. “Sometimes joints hurt from renewed use, overuse or sports-related injuries. Other times it’s from trauma or chronic conditions like arthritis. The good news is that we actually have a lot of tools to treat joint pain.” Simple remedies like rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medications are often […]

Answers to Your Joint Pain Questions

Answers to Your Joint Pain Questions

[…] Some individuals may experience pain due to sports-related injuries, overuse and trauma. However, others may be a consequence of chronic conditions, including degenerative joint disease and osteo arthritis or inflammatory conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis. What can be done for joint pain? There are actually a lot of tools to treat joint pain. Some are […]

Shoulder Pain: When You Can’t Shrug It Off

[…] the smaller part of the joint on top of the shoulder. Changes in the acromioclavicular joint, either differences in the shape of the acromion or from degenerative arthritis, may predispose you to problems with the rotator cuff tendons, lead to chronic tendon irritation or push you to tears.  The shoulder is a complex joint […]

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Put Your Best Foot Forward

[…] feet, it’s easy to see why they can be prone to pain and discomfort.  Foot pain can stem from various causes, such as acute trauma, repetitive stress, arthritis, infections and even improper footwear. Of course, depending on the cause, treatment options can vary from simple stretching exercises to pain-reducing medications or surgery. For acute […]

What does a MRI of the hip show?

[…] diagnosis is critical to ensuring that the best possible treatment plan is chosen. In fact, a delay in making the right diagnosis can have adverse consequences like arthritis or even the need for surgery that may have been avoided otherwise. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is the most sensitive test for evaluating the bones and […]

Why Do I Need a Knee MRI?

[…] fracture. Loose fragments of cartilage or bone within the joint are also readily seen. A knee MRI is common for pre-operative planning in the case of advanced arthritis which could require a total knee replacement. It is common to uncover significant and unexpected findings through an MRI can alter treatment plans and MRIs are […]

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