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Why You May Need a Bone Scan If You Have Celiac Disease Jan 1st, 2022

Celiac disease affects an estimated two million Americans and develops when your immune system reacts to gluten and damages the lining of your small intestine. As an intestinal disorder, it makes sense that celiac disease causes a plethora of GI symptoms, including diarrhea, gas, and bloating. Unfortunately, the complications of...

What a PET Scan Can Tell You Dec 1st, 2021

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a type of diagnostic imaging scan that is often included in diagnostic testing for cancer. If you or a loved one are scheduled for an upcoming PET scan at Excel Diagnostics & Nuclear Oncology Center in Houston, Texas, you might wonder what the scan will...

Getting Ready for Your First MRI Nov 14th, 2021

Diagnostic imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and computerized tomography (CT), are invaluable for the visual images they create. These images are used to help confirm diagnoses and monitor the progression of illnesses and the progress of treatments. We know there is a time and place...

What Are the Symptoms of a Brain Tumor? Oct 1st, 2021

If you suspect you have a brain tumor, you’ll need a neurological exam and testing to confirm a diagnosis. Imaging tests play a big role in providing images of your brain as well as any tumors. Here at Excel Diagnostics & Nuclear Oncology Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Ebrahim Delpassand...

The Different Types of Nuclear Medicine Scans for Cancer Sep 7th, 2021

Nuclear medicine scans 一 also called nuclear imaging or nuclear scans 一 refer to types of medical scans that detect tumors and show where (or if) cancerous tumors have spread throughout the body.  Here at Excel Diagnostics & Nuclear Oncology Center, Dr. Ebrahim Delpassand and our expert team offer several...

What Is Radioisotope Therapy? Aug 4th, 2021

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are the two most well-known cancer treatments. Just like there are many types of chemotherapy, there are many types of radiation therapy too. Internal radiotherapy is a cancer treatment in which a radioactive material is put inside your body to treat cancer. Radioisotope therapy is a...