A 41-year-old member asked:
what is radiology vs nuclear medicine? what's the difference between radiology and nuclear medicine? or are they both the same? thank you.
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Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Radiology : Radiology is a branch of medicine which deals with the medical use of radiation (both ionizing and nonionizing radiation) for diagnosis and treatment of disease. Imaging modalities within radiology include x-ray, fluoroscopy, x-ray angiography, mammography, ct, mri, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine. Therefore, most people consider nuclear medicine a branch of radiology. Imaging using x-rays is performed by exposing a patient to an x-ray beam and detecting the x-rays that pass through the patient on the other side. In diagnostic nuclear medicine, the radiation is administered to the patient internally in the form of radiopharmaceuticals and the resulting gamma rays are detected by an imaging device external to the patient. Aside from diagnostic nuclear medicine, nuclear medicine therapy also exists. In nuclear medicine therapy, patients are given radioactive pharmaceuticals that destroy certain tissues (usually cancer cells) with radiation.
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Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Types of radiation: Nuclear medlicine is subspecialty of radiology that utilizes internal radiation and produces functional images of heart, lungs, bones, thyroid, gb, liver, spleen, brain, etc. Xrays come, external source, for display of radiograhic anatomic images to find abnormalities both nuclear imaging and xray imaging involve irradiation.These studies should be used only when necessary to solve clinical problem.
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Radiology 47 years experience
Different imaging: Radiology is the study of images made by passing x-rays through the body to expose film placed against the body. Nuclear medicine creates images of the body by injecting a radioactive material into a vein. The radiation which is then emitted from the body is used to expose a camera which creates images . Nuclear medicine also uses radiation to treat thyroid overactivity and thyroid cancer.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Should I worry that my baby is not always at the same percentile on the growth chart?
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Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: Babies often switch curves on a growth chart, depending on their activity levels, the time of day the measurement is taken, and the genetic potential for growth they are given by her parents. As long as your baby continues to grow, the growth curves are just guides.
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Will I be able to feed my twins at the same time?
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Many women are able to put two babies to breast at the same time. It takes some practice and coordination, however.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Are epidurals and spinals the same thing?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: While they may feel the same to you, they are a little different. An epidural puts continuous medication in a sac around the spinal cord, providing longer, lower level numbness. Spinals put the medication in the fluid directly around the spinal cord just once. Epidurals numb a little less but longer, spinals numb a lot but only last a shorter period of time.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Does alka-seltzer have the same effect as immodium without the side effects?
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Can someone get a burner and concussion at the same time from basketball?
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Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Yes: Sudden stinging down arms or legs is often called a burner. Trauma to nerves in neck or shoulder can do this. Trauma to the head with confusion, nausea, and alteration in consciousness can be considered a concussion. Both types of symptoms may occur during a major trauma event.
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Last updated Nov 29, 2020
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