Radiology Stories

What is a radiologist?

What is a radiologist? Although you may never meet your radiologist, they are dedicated to making sure you receive the best possible health care treatment. Your radiologist at UVA is a medical doctor (MD) who went to medical school, completed a four-year residency in radiology, and then completed a …

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Nuclear Medicine Staff Throw Party for Xofigo Patient

Nuclear Medicine Staff Throw Party for Xofigo Patient When Richard Zantow completed his sixth and final round of radiation therapy, the staff in Nuclear Medicine baked cupcakes, blew up balloons, and prepared a giant crockpot full of meatballs.   A few members of Mr. Zantow’s care team Technolo …

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Standing X-ray Table Helps Those Who Can’t Stand

Standing X-ray Table Helps Those Who Can’t Stand How do you get a standing X-ray of someone who can’t stand? Well, the answer used to be a lot more complicated than it is now. For a long time, staff would maneuver the patient as best they could. They supported the patient while standing (which isn’t …

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What is an X-ray? (For Kids)

What is an X-ray? (For Kids) Parents, if your child is having an X-ray exam, this is the information they (and you, too) will need to know. You can read through this information yourself or read it to your child. It should help calm exam-day nerves.     What is an X-ray? When a doctor need …

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Imaging of the Future: A Wearable Brain Scanner

Imaging of the Future: A Wearable Brain Scanner UVA researcher Dr. Stan Majewski imagined a machine that could show real-time pictures of the brain while people are walking, talking, sitting upright, and basically just acting normally. And then he built it.   Dr. Majewski pioneered the idea of …

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