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X-ray

Tests & investigations
September 18, 2018

Do I need an X-ray for my ankle sprain?

You're carrying your groceries up the stairs when BAM! You miss a step, tumble down the steps, and feel a shooting pain up your ankle.  Is it a sprain? Or worse, a fracture? Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries. They can be very painful, and make you wonder if something might be cracked. Most of the minor ankle sprains don’t need X-rays or surgical treatment, but with more serious injuries, there can be fractures of the bones of the ankle as well as the foot. Here is a quick way to figure out if you need an…
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Tests & investigations
April 25, 2015

X-Ray, MRI, CT Scans – necessary or not?

House M.D., ER, Grey’s Anatomy: whatever your choice of medical show may be, the actors would have mentioned MRI, CT scan or X-ray at some point. But, do you know what they really do and why they are necessary for diagnoses? Well, let us tell you! (more…)
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