Medical Imaging

Arthritis Awareness

May is Arthritis Awareness Month and National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month.

Sometimes called degenerative joint disease or wear and tear arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints. It occurs when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down leading to pain, stiffness and swelling.

We spoke with the specialists at the Center for Medical Imaging about the important role imaging plays in diagnosing arthritis.

Kyphoplasty

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey found 20 percent of drivers age 18-20 said texting does not affect their driving, and nearly 30 percent of drivers ages 21-34 said texting has no impact.

While there are a whopping 2.3 million car accidents each year, more than of all spine injuries are a result of an auto accident, according to SpinalCord.com. Dr. Jonathan Simon of Florida Hospital Waterman’s Center for Medical Imaging gives us a inside look at Kyphoplasty - a minimally invasive surgery used to treat a spinal compression fracture.