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As a neuroradiologist, I’m primarily looking at CAT [computed axial tomography] scans and MRIs [magnetic resonance imaging scans] of the head, neck, and spine. And the different types of diseases which we see could be tumors, could be congenital problems, could be trauma-related, or could be infections.
The technologies which we have at Rush, especially the CT scan machines, are much faster than what we had before. Within a couple of seconds you can image the entire brain, and this is very crucial, especially in very sick patients when it’s very difficult to get good quality scans of the patients — they’re moving a lot.
Patients who have tumors, that we do the imaging, we map them out exactly for the surgeons. Our interpretation seems to make — it’s very important for the surgeons because that would lead them to make a decision whether to operate or not to operate — or to go into some other different type of treatment.