Articles Posted in Medical Malpractice

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Blog written by staff intern, Reagan W. of the Personal Injury Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A.

What Exactly is an MRI and How Does it Work? 

MRI, also known as “Magnetic Resonance Imaging” uses a magnetic field and radio waves to non-invasively create detailed images of the inner workings of the body. The MRI was originally created in the 1970s to detect the differences between cancer cells and normal cells. It is now an often used tool in modern medicine. Fun fact, did you know that dogs are not qualified to perform MRI… but catscan?

What Exactly Is A CAT Scan?  

Written by West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer, Roger P. Foley

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A CAT scan, also referred to as computed tomography (CT) is a technique wherein they use x-rays to create detailed cross sectional images of the body. CT scans can be used to diagnose many medical conditions including but not limited to: cancer, heart disease, and other internal injuries. Additionally, they can also be used to guide surgeons when removing tissue for biopsy purposes.  They can also be used to monitor whether specific treatments are effective in fighting disease.    

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