If you’ve ever had a CT scan or MRI done, it’s easy to realize that these two tests are very different from the patient’s point of view. An MRI is done with a machine that makes a lot of noise (Patients are typically offered ear protection and music). An MRI takes 25 to 40 minutes […]
A mammogram is a procedure used to screen for breast cancer. A screening checks for disease when there are no signs and symptoms present and can help detect cancer in its early stages when there is the greatest likelihood of successful treatment. Since breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women, mammograms are […]
Radiologist Dr Jon Hopkins describes specific screening tests that are performed in the Imaging Department, including mammograms, CT lung scans and CT heart scans. Dr Hopkins explains when tests are needed, what they detect and how often they should be performed.