Dr. Apparao Mukkamala Explains How Cancer is Detected through Radiology

Dr. Apparao Mukkamala Explains How Cancer is Detected through Radiology

A medical bulletin publishes that in Ontario, every-hour each day, in an average 8% people is detected with any kind of cancer and further 3 out of them die in due course. For physicians’ specialist in Oncology, it has been simply out-of-the-question to diagnose and manage patients with cancer without having diagnostic imaging.  Dr. Apparao Mukkamala is a highly acknowledged diagnostic radiologist who has been positioned as the head, Dept of Radiology at Hurley Medical Center in Flint. The knowledgeable Michigan based radiologist is a member physician of Associated Radiologist, Flint for above four decades. He is an esteemed associate of the Radiological Society of North America.

According to the acclaimed diagnostic radiologist that for an accurate diagnose of Cancer, Physicians typically undergo a series of radiological tests. Apart from knowing the through medical history and physical evaluation they suggest for diagnostic imaging procedures to determine if the patient is really carrying cancer or not. Only very advanced standard imaging procedures integrated with lab tests can confirm the issue.

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In the medical facilities, oncologists and physicians set down a series of diagnostic imaging in order to identify cancer and its acuity stage. The imaging reports produce helpful images or different body organs. The aim is as follows:

  • Detection of cancer
  • Assessment whether and how much it has spread
  • Identification of organs or body parts which are being affected by spreading cancer
  • Planning of treatment program and initiation of management process
  • Imaging is also used at the time of biopsies and necessary surgical procedures.

Positron Emission Tomography PET/CT

A little amount of radioactive element is employed in course of this procedure in order to study the tissue under consideration and its examination. The mobile scanning tool produces images which makes it useful to point out the irregular metabolic function with the body. PET also helps identify biochemical change in a human organ which is the source or onset of the disease.

Computed Tomography

A CT scan procedure uses outcome of x-ray report and computer technology and produces cross-section horizontal image slides of the body. A scan report also exposes the details information and condition of other body parts such as bones, fat, muscle, organs, blood vessels and more.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRI is a comprehensive diagnostic procedure which makes use of radio frequency; large magnet and computerized mechanism that generate the detailed images of body organs within the body. The procedure is quite often used to assess function of the heart, pancreas, liver, male/female reproductive organs and other tissues. MRI is a powerful medical tool that can detect tumors and also diagnose different type of cancers, infections and injuries related to bones and joints.

Dr. Apparao Mukkamala says that some other procedures that are used to find tumors or assess blood flow and abnormalities in abdomen, liver, kidneys include X-rays and Ultrasounds. Apart from this, Mammogram is an advanced x-ray procedure which is mainly used to identify and examine different breast diseases in women such as lump, nipple discharge or aching tissues.

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