CT Scan vs. MRI (Differences between Machines, Costs, Uses)

Title: CT Scan vs. MRI (Differences between Machines, Costs, Uses)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

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In the seven years since the original Wheat Belly book hit bookstores and turned the nutritional world topsy-turvy and millions of people have engaged in a grain-free lifestyle, many unique lessons have been learned. Even though I had engaged the practices of this lifestyle for a number of years and in thousands of people before I broadcast these ideas through books, expanding the audience to many more people yielded feedback on an enormous scale, new lessons that even surprised me. Among the new lessons learned along the way: Plantar fasciitis—I did not expect to have so many people report that this painful conditi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates bowel flora gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
If self-care steps for back pain such as gentle activity, local heat, or massage don’t ease discomfort within a few weeks to a month, or if you struggle with chronic low back pain, a physiatrist can help you navigate the dizzying number of treatment options. These range from conservative therapies (such as medicines, physical therapy, and chiropractic care) to more invasive options (such as spine injections and spinal surgery). What is a physiatrist? Physiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation. We focus on holistic, nonsurgical care aimed at improving function for people wh...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Back Pain Bones and joints Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsZymosan-induced SKG mice developed articular and extra-articular features as well as molecular changes that resembled those of human SpA. These findings suggest that the zymosan-induced SKG mouse is a good animal model to reflect the complex features of human SpA.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
The aim of our study was to compare the performance of ultrasonography (US) and dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) in detecting the crystal deposition at lower extremity joints in patients with gout. The correlation of imaging findings with microscopic findings was further assessed whenever aspiration is available. We recruited consecutive patients who were presented with arthritis of lower extremity from January 2012 to December 2014. All the patients underwent DECT and US scan of bilateral knees, ankles, and feet. Synovial fluid was obtained by aspiration from an acute inflammatory joint if possible. Finally, 60 pa...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Conclusion18F-FDG uptake distribution patterns and morphology can contribute to the diagnosis of PMR. Significant18F-FDG uptake in the sternoclavicular joints is one of the characteristic findings in patients with PMR as well as the uptake in the shoulders, ischial tuberosities, and greater trochanters. “Y”-shaped spinous process uptake may be one of the specific findings for PMR.
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Serum interleukin-18 (IL-18) levels are increased in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). In addition, IL-18 levels are increased in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are associated with arthritis activity. We determined whether increased IL-18 levels are associated with ILD in RA. METHOD: RA patients were enrolled using an RA cohort database. Plasma IL-18 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. ILD was determined by a pulmonologist and a radiologist based on chest radiography and computed tomography findings. IL-18 levels for RA with ILD and RA witho...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Scand J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Forty decades ago Joseph Schatzker classified proximal tibia fracture based on radiographs only [1]. Due to the limited information available coronal plane fractures involving the posterior tibial plateau were under emphasized. The subsequent introduction of Computed tomography scan (CT scan) has improved our understanding of these injuries, and made it possible to identify fractures involving the posterior column of tibial plateau [2 –4]. A lack of emphasis on posterior column fracture reduction and stabilization, when fixing tibial condyle fractures can lead to a mal-reduction, which subsequently leads to posteroin...
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Forty decades ago Joseph Schatzker classified proximal tibia fracture based on radiographs only [1]. Due to the limited information available coronal plane fractures involving the posterior tibial plateau were under emphasized. The subsequent introduction of Computed tomography scan (CT scan) has improved our understanding of these injuries, and made it possible to identify fractures involving the posterior column of tibial plateau [2 –4]. A lack of emphasis on posterior column fracture reduction and stabilization, when fixing tibial condyle fractures can lead to a mal-reduction, which subsequently leads to posteroin...
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Because its occurrence is probably underestimated, when pseudochylothorax is diagnosed, oncologic causes should be considered. PMID: 30157710 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tumori - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Tumori Source Type: research
Authors: Ben Achour W, Bouaziz M, Mechri M, Zouari B, Bahlous A, Abdelmoula L, Laadhar L, Sellami M, Sahli H, Cheour E Abstract The aim of our study was to assess the relationship between bone and cartilage remodeling biomarkers and joint damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and to detect whether they have the capacity to predict the progression of joint disease assessment by computed tomography (CT) erosion score. We analyzed 65 female patients with established RA in our Rheumatology Department. Serum levels of bone and cartilage markers were measured: osteocalcin (OC), N-propeptide of type I collagen (PINP), coll...
Source: Libyan Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Libyan J Med Source Type: research
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