Fetal MRI: Insights from a specialist

Fetal MRI is used to assess fetal abnormalities indicated by ultrasound. Consulting radiologist Dr Laura Raubenheimer explains.

When an unborn baby has an abnormality, decisions about the delivery and neonatal care can often be planned in advance – with help from an MRI. Image acquisition can be tricky, however, and quality reporting is an acquired skill. Dr Lauren Raubenheimer is an expert in the field and has recently joined SCP Radiology as…

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Tricky terms explained: Bone Densitometry

Bone densitometry is offered at several SCP Radiology branches.

Have you ever been referred for a scan or medical imaging procedure not knowing what the words on the referral note mean, or what to expect from the scan? We are here to help and to explain some of the tricky terms of radiology. First up, bone densitometry or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). What does…

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Radiology’s pivotal role in the detection of lifestyle diseases

Dr Jean de Villiers of SCP Radiology says medical imaging plays a crucial role in the early diagnosis, management and monitoring of lifestyle diseases.

Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates a notable increase in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, diabetes and cancers. These diseases are major contributors to global morbidity and mortality. In fact, three years ago, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Medical Council described the increase in NCDs as…

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