What to Expect: When your doctor says you need a CT Scan

Posted On : December 16, 2016   In , , , ,

The Basics A CT Scan (computerized tomography) or CAT (computed axial tomography) is a noninvasive, painless procedure that uses X-Rays in combination with computer technology to produce high-resolution images of the inside of the body. The images produced display the body’s bones, blood vessels and soft tissue organs, in much greater detail than standard X-Rays. This allows doctors to visually, assess the severity of an injury or illness. CT Scanners use an X-Ray technique that creates cross-sectional images, often called slices (think of a sliced loaf of bread). All of our Family Emergency Room locations have state-of-the-art, 64-slice CT scanners.

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What to expect: Concussion  

Posted On : September 30, 2016   In , , , , ,

We are in the midst of fall sports and just like every other year, we see an increase in concussion patients as a result of athletics. A sack that takes down the quarter back or blow to the head during volleyball, are all too common during this time of year. At Family Emergency Room, our doctors and nurses have extensive training when it comes to traumatic head injuries.  Whenever the head sustains an impact, it is always a good idea to seek immediate medical attention to rule out any serious injury. Basics Let us begin with the basics of what

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Youth Sports Related Concussions are on the Rise

Posted On : April 14, 2015   In , , ,

Written by: Ericca Whitley, CPEC Marketing Manager Spring has sprung! The weather is warmer and the sun has come out from its winter hibernation. This means springs sports are well on their way in our local area schools. This also means that, as parents and coaches, we need to make sure we are ready for the unplanned accidents. We can never predict when and if an injury will occur during the sport season, but we can help be prepared for quicker recoveries. One injury that we have seen on the rise in school sporting events is head injuries. Concussions are

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