Items Tagged ‘MRI scan’

My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

December 5, 2016

My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

By dmrl dmrl

As a physician in my early 60s, I was more than aware of the risk of prostate cancer, and had been monitoring my PSA levels off and on for a few years. I had a biopsy a few years ago which was normal, but the levels kept rising, slowly. Nonetheless, I felt great and the […]

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Tags: annual PSA, annual PSA tests, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Christopher Saigal, Men’s Health Awareness Month, MRI scan, pathology, patient stories, prostate cancer, PSA levels, surgery


Real Time Treatment

November 16, 2016

Real Time Treatment

By uclahealth uclahealth

The benefit of using the ViewRay system is having an MRI scanner in the treatment room,” says Daniel Low, PhD, a medical physicist who championed the use of the ViewRay system to treat cancer. The ViewRay system is an MRI-based radiation therapy treatment option. “We have CT scanners in the room that provide us with […]

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Tags: 3D image, cancer, CT scan, CT scanners, Dr. Daniel Low, medical physicist, MRI scan, MRI scanner, radiation therapy treatment, ViewRay, ViewRay system


Radiation is Our Tool

November 16, 2016

Radiation is Our Tool

By uclahealth uclahealth

I think very few people understand what a radiation oncologist does,” says Dr. Percy Lee, an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and current Clinical Director of the Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy program. “We’re not radiologists, we use imaging […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Percy Lee, MRI scan, radiation, radiation oncologist, radiation oncology, SBRT, stereotactic body radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy program, ViewRay, ViewRay system