Medical industry all over the world has undergone a major paradigm shift. Thanks to its continuous evolution, the life span of humans has increased drastically as compared to what it was a 100 years ago. The medical industry comprises of the pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, clinics, health insurance companies and of course the human resources behind it. All these entities and the scientific organizations have worked relentlessly all these years for bringing this face-lift we are seeing in terms of health. No longer there are deaths happening because of polio, cholera or AIDS or for that matter diseases which ended thousands of lives in the past. Continue reading “Best Health Checkup Packages in India”
Spa. What does this three letter word bring to your mind?? A luxury or just a cosmetic route for relaxing your mind and body? Majority of you readers would have answered with the first one had we been living in the 19th century. Spas and the various services they provide in terms of their packages are becoming more and more accessible to people of different social status. Cosmetic therapies and alternative medicine practices for mind and body relaxation are gaining traction with people these days. Naturopathy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, reflexology are just few forms of alternate medicine.
A spa is a place for illegal activities is a popular misnomer among sections of society. However, it is a total misgiving and false assumption. A spa to put in simple terms is a therapy center that offers facials, massages and other cosmetic services. Spas are registered with appropriate governing bodies.
What do you see when you look into a full-length mirror? A chiseled and well-maintained body without a single love handle or a body with too many curves? Good for you if you answered with the first point. But really bad news, if it is the second point that was your answer! Yes, you guessed it right. We will be talking about FAT here, especially visceral fat.
It is everyone’s pipe dream these days to have a flat stomach and enviable washboard abs just like those models gracing glossy magazine covers. However, sadly, this pipe-dream does not reach fruition beyond a couple of weeks after the dust has settled on the new year. Most people then resign to the fact that they would never be able to vanish the ugly fat deposits they have in different regions on their body. As a result they choose to not leave the comforts of their bed every morning. Also eating anything and everything without thinking of its consequences! Continue reading “Why is Visceral Fat Harmful for Your Health?”
MRI Spectroscopy also known as Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) is a type of investigation which involves studying a particular body tissue for any metabolic changes that may have taken place. It is similar to MRI but with slightly advanced techniques. MRS is used for the study of nervous system most of the times.
Metabolism is a normal physiological phenomenon taking place in all body tissues. It leads to the formation of certain byproducts which could remain deposited in the tissue. MRS analyses the presence and quantity of these metabolites in order to come to a conclusion.
It cannot be a primary investigation in any patient. Diagnosis is usually done with the help of MRI scan, CT scan, USG etc. MRS helps in studying the abnormal tissue even more clearly to determine the intensity of damage. Continue reading “MR Spectroscopy (MRS) Scan in India”
MRI Angiogram or MRA, is an advanced investigative technique used to visualize blood vessels in all parts of the body and observe them for any abnormal changes. It is a variant of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan.
As the name suggests, MRA is performed by using magnetic waves of suitable intensity in order to detect any disorder of the blood vessels.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure making use of magnetic waves and radio waves for detecting any abnormalities in the internal organs. The process involves visualizing internal organs of the human body using advanced medical technology in order to observe any unhealthy changes that may have taken place within.
What is Myopia?
Myopia is among the many errors of refraction that affect the eyes. Also known as ‘near sightedness’ or ‘short sightedness,’ it hinders the ability of the eyes to see things which are placed far off.
Myopia today has acquired an ‘epidemic-like’ status, with an estimate of 2.5 billion people expected to be plagued by it till the year 2020. With people involved in more or less sedentary lifestyles and near-work most of the time, myopia has started increasing in terms of its incidence and prevalence over the years.
Most of us today are guilty of spending more and more time on our ‘screens’ such as smartphones, laptops and computers for abnormally large periods of time. Add to that our genetic tendencies and other environmental factors, we are in for a troubled vision which includes a spectrum of ocular diseases apart from myopia.
CT (Computed Tomography) scan is a diagnostic test involving use of X-rays to detect any abnormalities which have taken place within the human body. This test is more advanced than the ordinary X-ray test.
While a plain X-ray film will show only bones clearly, CT scan helps in visualizing soft tissues, blood vessels, solid organs like lungs, liver, brain with great clarity. CT scan shows cross sectional images of the person’s internal organs.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a radiology process used to scan different parts of your body or your body as a whole, in order to study certain medical conditions. MRI scans use pulses of radio waves along with strong magnetic fields to generate pictures of the internal tissues and other body structures in detail. Scanning process can be performed for diagnostic and well as treatment procedures.
The process of scanning in MRI test uses radio waves and magnetic fields. Magnetic field intensity is measured in terms of Tesla. MRI machines are differentiated based on their magnetic field intensity, i.e. their Tesla units. Patients are recommended MRI test type according to their requirements.
There are various types of MRI machines; however, each one of them has the same working pattern. Different MRI machines have different purposes though. Let us learn about each one of them in detail.
What is MRI Glioblastoma?
MRI Glioblastoma is the investigative technique used to study and diagnose brain cancer affecting the supporting cells of human brain.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced technique which studies internal organs of a patient using magnetic field. MRI studies involve generating a magnetic field of specific intensity and focusing it over that part of patient’s body which is to be studied. The magnetic waves interact with hydrogen particles present within patient’s body, which results in generation of radio waves. Interaction between radio waves and magnetic waves leads to formation of images which can be seen on a computer screen and used to diagnose various health conditions.
MRI of brain requires to be done in order to diagnose or study glioblastoma. A normal MRI suffices often, but in case this fails to provide adequate information about the glioblastoma, specialized MRI study is needed. Functional MRI may be required in such cases.