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New year, new goals, and priorities!
Whenever a new year begins, two things come up: new goals and new priorities.
In the priorities, we always put aside our health.
Health should always be the number one priority, because if it’s not in order, you cannot continue with your other goals.
Take some time to reflect and ask yourself;
When was the last time I saw my general doctor?
When I did a general checkup?
When did I treat that pain that has been there for months?
Put yourself and your health as a priority this new year. If you do that, many diseases and conditions can be prevented.
Remember that your health depends on you!
Did you know that an MRI or a CT Scan can save your life?
Both are high-tech tests that help detect anything that is wrong with our body. These studies are the most used to prevent diseases and conditions.
A CT Scan is a computed tomography that uses x-rays to take images of the chest, head, abdomen, pelvis, spine, neck, and others.
An MRI is a study that uses magnetic fields and radiofrequency waves to obtain images of the body. Our machine is MRI 1.5 – Wide bore (wider than the norm) so that the patient feels comfortable, less claustrophobic and the study can be carried out in less time.
Put your health as a priority this year and don’t wait any longer!
Remember that a study can save your life!
During the month of September, we focused on raising awareness about the thyroid gland disease. This disease occurs when the thyroid does not produce the proper amount of thyroid hormone. Those hormones control how your body uses energy.
Some of the symptoms you may feel are fatigue, skin or hair changes, hoarseness, or sore throat.
Your doctor can give you a medical order for a thyroid sonogram. The sonogram uses high-frequency waves to produce an image of a specific part of the body. It is a low-risk procedure that is used frequently. Therefore, the sonogram helps us to analyze the appearance of the thyroid gland and verify if there are indeed cysts, or if there is growth or unusual behavior.
Remember that prevention can save lives!
If you’re over 50, have a history of high PSA, or have a family history of prostate cancer, ask your doctor about multiparametric MRI.
Prostate cancer, like other cancers, is a serious disease but treatable and even curable on many occasions. Since it’s a common disease, with 191,930 cases diagnosed in 2020, to successfully treat prostate cancer, we depend on early detection.
Multiparametric MRI is a specialized study in the detection of prostate cancer. Unlike a prostate sonogram, this test requires no objects inserted into the rectum, involves very little preparation the night before, and takes about 45 minutes.
We are in the month of detection of prostate cancer and early detection is the most important thing. Do not be afraid!
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