The rotator cuff is a group of muscle and tendon that surround the shoulder joint. In a complex and coordinated manner, it stabilises and ensures a smooth function of the shoulder joint. A rotator cuff tear can be caused by an acute injury, such as a fall or by normal age-related wear and tear [...]
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Nuclear imaging is a vital component of the range of medical imaging services available, and one that provides a variety of specific benefits, both in terms of patient experience and recovery, as well as from a clinical perspective. We spoke with Dr Philip Monaghan (FRACP, FAANMS), of Southern Medical Imaging Services, about the application of [...]
The debate amongst doctors and medical professionals over the use of CT and MRI medical scanning continues, as Dr Raymond Damadian, the inventor of the first MR scanning machine weighs in. The concerns of many doctors were voiced recently when former politician and doctor, Dr Arthur Chesterfield-Evans, released a report highlighting the risks [...]
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists have released a statement recommending that screening of workers for occupational lung disease such as silicosis should be carried out using CT scans, rather than X-rays that are widely used currently. X-rays, including portable X-ray screening carried out by icare, is "failing to reliably detect" lung [...]