Many diseases and conditions are more prevalent in our society than we often recognize:
- Heart disease and stroke, both results of cardiovascular disease, are the first and third leading causes of death in the United States.
- Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Americans.
- Osteoporosis affects 10 million men and women in the United States
- Varicose veins and chronic back pain not only cause discomfort for millions of people, but potentially debilitating or life threatening conditions for many others.
What You Will Find in This Section
Imaging exams are used to diagnose many of the acute and chronic conditions that affect our society. Various imaging exams have characteristics that make them more suitable for diagnosing different types of conditions, including cancer, neurological issues, orthopedic problems, and much more.
This section contains just a sampling of the conditions diagnosed through radiology. General information is given for each condition listed on the left, along with risk factors and ways you can reduce your risk. You will also find the imaging exams that can be used to screen for or diagnose each condition, as well as radiology procedures that are used for treating that condition. The information provided here should not be used as a substitute for medical advice.
Take Charge of Your Health
The number of new cases of these diseases can be reduced, and some deaths prevented, by Americans adopting healthier lifestyles and obtaining appropriate screening exams. Screening exams offered by Invision Sally Jobe can help individuals identify their risks before their health is threatened and enable them to seek appropriate treatments to reduce the impact of any conditions they may have.
Know Your Treatment Options
If you do have a disease or condition that requires medical assistance, it’s important to know what your options are. In many cases, there are a variety of treatments available from which you and your primary care provider can choose. Radiology procedures are among the most current, cutting-edge treatments available for many conditions. They can often treat diseases, or their symptoms, in less invasive and less risky ways than surgery.