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Low Dose CT Scans NY: New Studies Say Lung Cancer Screenings Should Be Done With Low Dose CT Scans, Not Chest X-Ray

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012 AT 12:26 PM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind

A recent article published by Medscape from WebMD highlights the importance of Low Dose CT Scans for patients getting screened for lung cancer. The American College of Chest Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommend Low Dose CT Scans for heavy smokers 55 years and older, including former smokers. Anyone who smokes more than 30 packs a year should consider being screened annually for Lung Cancer. In a study conducted by the ACCP and ASCO, a 20% decrease in deaths from lung cancer occurred in patients who choose to have Low Dose CT Scans, as opposed to chest x-ray.  The new guidelines state that smokers less than 55 years of age, and older than 75 years of age, aren’t recommended to get annual screenings. Learn more about the new guidelines here:

 At Park Avenue Radiologists, our NYC Radiologists are highly trained and Board Certified. Offering the most advanced Low Dose CT Scans, our radiologists understand the risks associated with radiation and ensure the safest screening for patients. Park Avenue Radiologists are happy to answer any questions you may have about Low Dose CT Scans in NY. Contact our New York office at 212.888.1000 or schedule an appointment online.

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Low Dose CT Scans New York: Low Dose CT Scans better than No CT Scans

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012 AT 12:20 PM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind

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A new study finds that Low Dose CT Scans are better than no scans at all. Sick patients should consider Low Dose CT Scans in New York rather than skipping out on the scan to avoid radiation exposure. In fact, mortality rates are much higher for those who choose to avoid screenings compared to those who opted to being x-rayed. CT Scans save lives, and now with Low Dose CT Scans in New York, patients have an alternative to traditional x-rays that can have high levels of radiation, resulting in harmful side effects. 

Our NY Radiologists at Park Avenue Radiologists are Board Certified and specifically trained in Low Dose CT Scans in New York. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about CT Scans. Call us today at, 212.888.1000 or schedule an appointment online to meet with one of our technicians.

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CT Scan NYC: Imaging Life After Crohn’s Disease

POSTED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012 AT 10:52 AM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind

Crohn’s disease affects your life on many levels, but swift diagnosis is key to determining the best course of treatment and setting your life back on track. Diarrhea, abdominal cramping and pain, bloody stool, ulcers, reduced appetite, and weight loss are all symptoms of Crohn’s disease, but only specific tests can confirm this diagnosis. Some tests used to confirm Crohne’s Disease may include stool tests, blood, tests, and endoscopy but the safest, most accurate, and less invasive test is to obtain a CT Enterography of your liver, kidneys, and intestine. At Park Avenue Radiologists, we provide the most advanced CT Scans in New York in order to determine if your symptoms are caused by Crohn’s disease.

The CT Enterography is a highly sensitive and specific CT Scan in New York for Chrone’s Disease. Park Avenue Radiologists provide low dose radiation scans to diagnose the cause of your illness using the least amount of radiation possible, protecting your health as well as providing accurate readings. Our doctors and staff take every precaution against overexposure to radiation while still providing the most accurate scans available. Advances in radiologic technology can alter the settings of your scan during scanning to account for body size, the body part being scanned, and the depth of image needed to gain an accurate scan. This advanced CT Scan technology allows Park Avenue Radiologists to obtain the most accurate scan available while preventing you from being exposed to unnecessary radiation!

Learn more about Lose Dose Radiation CT Scans in NY and how our technologically advanced radiological equipment can confirm your Crohn’s Disease diagnoses by clicking on the link below:

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Confirm your Crohn’s disease diagnoses quickly and accurately, so you may find a sense of stability and normalcy in life as fast as possible. The doctors and staff at Park Avenue Radiologists welcome any questions or concerns you may have about CT Scans in New York City, how it can help to diagnose Crohn’s Disease, or any of the other diagnostic imaging techniques that we provide in our Park Avenue New York office. You can contact us at Park Avenue Radiologists at 212.888.1000, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation.

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PET Scan NYC: Caring and Preparing for Alzheimer’s Disease

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 06, 2012 AT 12:21 PM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind

Alzheimer’s Disease is a distressing diagnosis, but determining the cause of your loved ones’ illness is now easier than ever at Park Avenue Radiologists. We provide the most advanced scans and technology for all of our diagnostics. The PET Scan in New York, for example, can determine the exact location, size, and shape of abnormal cell growth using nuclear medicine imaging. Lately, however, the same technology which has been proven to locate cancerous tumors, may now be able to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease. Being informed and prepared for the months and years following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is imperative to providing proper care for your loved one.

 Park Avenue RadiologistsPET Scan in NY creates 3D color images of the inner functioning of the body. These images of the body are able to detect miniscule changes in the body’s metabolism, indicating the growth of abnormal cells. Conventionally, PET Scans are used to locate cancerous tumors. Before a PET Scan in NYC, a solution of glucose, or sugar, which has been “tagged” with a radioactive chemical isotope is injected into the patient. Tumors consume the chemical isotope at a high rate, releasing gamma radiation which the PET Scan can read. During the PET Scan, the computer is able to convert the gamma rays given off by the tumors into images which show the exact location, size, and shape of the tumors. For patient’s seeking an Alzheimer diagnosis, the PET Scan in New York City uses the same technology traditionally meant for locating cancer cells to locate specific brain activity.

The cause of Alzheimer’s Disease still remains uncertain, but once a patient develops the disease, it can be evidenced by the plaques and tangles visible in the brain. Traditional Alzheimer diagnosis involved a brain biopsy, which is highly invasive and may miss sections of the brain which have the highest density of plaque. The PET Scan in NY, however, is a noninvasive, 30 minute scan which can diagnose the presence of Alzheimer’s. The “tagged” glucose solution will stick to the beta amyloid clumps, known as an Alzheimer’s patients’ plaques and tangles, and emit radioactivity, allowing the computer to form an image of the patient’s brain and the amount of plaques and tangles covering it.

The doctors and staff at Park Avenue Radiologists welcome any questions or concerns you may have about PET Scans in New York City, how it can help to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, or any of the other diagnostic imaging techniques that we provide in our Park Avenue New York office. You can contact us at Park Avenue Radiologists at 212.888.1000, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation.

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Magnetic Resonance Angiogram NYC: A Family that Screens Together, Lives Together

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 AT 11:42 AM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind

Brain aneurysms can potentially occur without warning, just like heart attacks and strokes, but smoking, heroin and cocaine use, certain medical conditions, being female, and having a family history of brain aneurysms can increase the risk of having a brain aneurysm. Families who have a history of brain aneurisms and people with these increased risks should have regular magnetic resonance angiograms in New York City (MRA) at Park Avenue Radiology at least once every five to ten years for brain aneurysm screening.

Early detection of brain aneurysms can save your life. Brain aneurism screening in NY is typically recommended for people to begin screening in their early twenties if two or more “first degree” relatives have had a brain aneurysm, and patients should continue to engage in screening every 5 to 10 years. First degree relatives are considered loved ones such as your father, mother, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousin, or grandparents. Brain aneurysm screening is imperative for people with a family history because you are more likely to have multiple brain aneurysms and those ruptures are more likely to occur at a smaller size. MRA in New York City can save your life. Early detection of brain aneurisms increases your chance of successful treatment, which can be the difference between living and dying in patients whose risks are so largely increased.

Magnetic resonance angiograms in New York are wonderful for initial screening. Although their images aren’t as detailed as a catheter angiography (CTA), excellent pictures of the brain and major arteries are obtained and suitable for regular screening purposes. The MRA in New York also does not involve any radiation. Patients who suffer from clausterphobia, however, may need to be sedated for the screening, as the images take 40 minutes to take and patients must remain in a relatively confined space for that amount of time.  

Learn more about Park Avenue Radiologists and how an MRA in NYC can benefit you, especially if you and your loved ones have a family history of brain aneurisms. The doctors and staff at Park Avenue Radiologists welcome any questions or concerns you may have about MRA in NY or any of the other diagnostic imaging techniques that we provide in our Park Avenue New York office. You can contact us at Park Avenue Radiologists at 212.888.1000, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation.

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