A mammogram is an x-ray image of the breast. It is used to help detect and diagnose breast diseases. Mammograms are used on women and men who have symptoms of a breast problem, such as a lump. However, a routine screening mammogram is recommended for women beginning at the age of 40 with no symptoms.
CAT scans are a series of images that are made by a highly sophisticated computer and X-ray machine. CAT scans give more detailed pictures of bone and soft tissue organs than ordinary X-rays. For most patients, a contrast agent (dye) will be injected into a vein. It is used to outline blood vessels or fill up organs of the body such as the liver or kidneys so they can be seen more easily.
The results of the test will help your doctor recommend the best treatment for you.
Ultrasounds are used to view and take pictures of the organs inside your body. It uses high-frequency sound waves which cannot be heard. These sound waves bounce off of tissues using special devices and create a picture. Ultrasounds can help your health care provider diagnose and treat your illness or injury.
Ultrasounds can be used to view one or more parts of your body. They are also used on pregnant women to monitor the growth and development of their baby.
An x-ray takes images of internal body structures (bones and soft tissue) to help see an injury or disease. The x-ray using energy sources such as the high frequency electromagnetic radiation.
There are many different types of x-rays. Please read the preparation instructions provided to you.
Join us for a quick tour around the halls of Nova Scotia Health Authority to share in some holiday cheer.
Health care professionals from across Nova Scotia come together for medical simulation course hosted by Harvard University
by Kristen Lipscombe
If you looked up close, those were the two words stitched onto the blue ball cap worn by Dan Raemer, principal faculty member of Harvard University’s prestigious Center for Medical Simulation, on the final day of a specialized interprofessional training course held Nov. 10-13 in Halifax.
Nova Scotia Health Authority, community members offer ‘unending gratitude’ to veterans on Remembrance Day
A cold autumn wind whipped through the wind, the flags flapping furiously under grey skies. But just in time for this year's Remembrance Day ceremonies, the sun broke through the clouds.
From how to use their new health cards to the importance of calling 911 when experiencing an emergency, a group of Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia clients learned the basics of the Canadian health care system during an interactive classroom session held Friday, Oct. 28 at the Halifax Infirmary.
The 6th annual Veterans Garden Pumpkin People Festival.