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DO YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RADIOLOGY REPORT

Did you fall and break a bone? Is your child hurt and you need to get his/her x-ray checked from a radiologist? Maybe you had an ultrasound for a stomach ache but you don’t know what the report means. Do you need to understand your radiology report? Need to understand your CT scan/MRI, xray, ultrasound? Whatever the case may be, you can instantly connect to online radiologists by downloading  a telemedicine app on your smartphone. Find doctors online at My live doctors and send them a picture of your scan and report or take it to out radiologist for an interpretation of your radiology report yourself.

Sometimes we delay seeking help and treatment for minor incidents, but when it comes to your or your child’s health don’t take it lightly. Don’t wait. If you need to understand, ask our specialist radiologists for your report explanation. Radiology plays an extremely important role in the field of medicine and is vital for disease management. Technological advancement has provided doctors and patients a wide choice of tools and techniques available for the detection, staging and treatment of disease. Diagnostic imaging provides detailed information about structural or disease related changes inside the body. Early diagnosis and intervention saves more lives. 

Is radiology really that important?

All hospitals (particularly tertiary care hospitals) cannot function without a radiology department or radiologist. Radiology is now the key diagnostic tool for many diseases and has an significant role in monitoring treatment and predicting the outcome of disease. The good news is that you can get your radiology report interpreted from a professional radiologist without going to the hospital. Not satisfied with your current doctor and need a second opinion? No problem, find doctors online at My live doctors and share your report with a qualified radiologist. 

What does a radiologist do anyway?

A radiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disease and injury, using medical imaging techniques such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), fusion imaging, and ultrasound. These are different forms of imaging and a doctor who is trained and equipped to use these machines and read their results should interpret radiology reports for patients who want to understand them. Radiologists have developed the knowledge of the appropriate integrated imaging algorithms to maximise clinical effectiveness. 

X-ray was the first imaging tool to view bones and it changed the field of medicine forever. The ability to use imaging to see inside the body, diagnose a broken bone, view air pockets in the abdomen and diagnose diseases made radiology necessary for medical care. X-rays use radiation to look through the body and see foreign objects and bones. It is not harmful for the human body and is only used when necessary.

A computerized tomography (CT) scan comprises of a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body. The area of the body that needs scanning depends upon the patient’s complaint.  Computer processing is used to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. 

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) involves the use of a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the inside of your body. Depending upon the medical condition it is used to help diagnose or monitor treatment for a variety of conditions within the chest, abdomen and pelvis. MRI can also be used for brain injury since it gives very detailed pictures of soft tissues like the brain. Air and hard bone do not give an MRI signal so these areas appear black. MRI can be used to detect brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, developmental anomalies, multiple sclerosis, stroke, dementia, infection, and the causes of headache.

An ultrasound scan is an imaging tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It's also known as sonography. It is an extremely common and principal tool used to monitor a developing baby inside the womb during pregnancy. An ultrasound allows your doctor to see problems with organs, vessels, and tissues without needing to make an incision.

Ask specialist radiologists for your report explanation

With an increase in the influx of patients, doctors have become pressed for time. Teleradiology or telemedicine plays a role in reducing the stress for both doctors and patients. Telemedicine is more than just a passing fad in the digital age. Why travel long distances and wait hours when you can reap the benefits of telemedicine with real-time online consultations. My live doctors make it easier and quicker for people to access quality healthcare and qualified healthcare professionals on the go or from the comfort of their own home. 

How Patients Benefit from tele-radiologists

If you have a radiology report that you need to understand then book a tele-appointment with online doctor today. Patients need results from X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and other diagnostic imaging services as quickly as possible, which requires an expert opinion provided by a trained radiologist. Telemedicine for radiology improves the patient experience and improves patient care because it makes it possible for the doctors provide their services without being in the patient’s location. Remote diagnosis, treatment and monitoring not only saves time but money too! 

If you need to talk to a doctor in case of an emergency you can easily and efficiently consult with one at My live doctors. Talk to an online doctor on video call and let the doctor examine you carefully, read  your scans and lab reports and perhaps consult with other professionals about your condition as well. All this and more from the comfort of home. 

With telemedicine tools, you no longer have to get in your car, drive to the hospital, and wait for doctors in the middle of the night. Online radiologists are at your disposal when your schedule calls for it. As a result, you can maximize your time, manage your schedule more effectively.

Disclaimer- This is a service to help you understand medical jargon (language) and not to deliver medical advice or treatment of any nature. Do not begin treatment without consulting your primary healthcare provider. 

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