Baby Waves During Ultrasound

Mum and Dad to be, Lucy Bearley and Stuart Barrett got a shock at a recent ultrasound appointment when they witnessed and incredible moment live on screen.

The expectant parents from Thatcham, England, about 55 miles west of London, were at the doctor’s office for their baby’s 28-week scan.

During a 4D ultrasound, the baby turns his head to face mum and dad. He then gives a little wave. Now that’s a womb with a view!

Obstetric ultrasounds are common practice in medical imaging centres and are used to monitor the growth and development of a growing fetus. It is a very safe and accurate investigation of your unborn baby as ultrasound uses harmless high frequency inaudible sound waves to obtain images.

For the development of the growing embryo, multiple stages of ultrasound imaging are usually conducted throughout each trimester of the pregnancy. Continue reading

Do New Year’s Resolutions Cause Injuries?

Doctors and physical therapists say they often see patients during the early part of the year with injuries—some of them serious—stemming from New Year’s resolutions. Not only can such injuries lead to expensive medical bills, they may also waste cash shelled out for fitness gear and gym memberships.

“People tend to get super excited when they make their resolutions,” said Dr. Derek Ochiai, an orthopaedic surgeon in Arlington, Va. “But going from zero to 60 in a workout regimen can set you up for a lot of problems.”

Injuries from exercise and exercise equipment sent 459,978 people to the emergency room in 2012, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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CT Scan on 2,000-year-old Ancient Mummy Diagnoses Cancer

Modern medicine can be a truly amazing thing, extending and in sometimes outright saving the lives of people who would otherwise meet untimely ends. For one man who lived some 2,000 years ago, doctors arrived many centuries too late, but his remains have gotten plenty of attention from medical experts anyway.

The man’s body, long mummified and found in an Egyptian tomb, was recently given a full CT scan at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York, in the hopes of shining some light on how the individual died. Remarkably, doctors were actually able to diagnose the long-dead man — who has been nicknamed “Hen” — and explain the circumstances of his demise. As it turns out, he fell victim to an ailment that still plagues us today: cancer.

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CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS 2017

December

Hours

Thursday 21st Normal operating hours
Friday 22nd 8am – 5pm
Saturday 23rd Closed
Monday 25th Closed
Tuesday 26th Closed
Wednesday 27th Normal operating hours
Thursday 28th Normal operating hours
Friday 29th Normal operating hours
Saturday 30th Normal operating hours

January

Monday 1st Closed
Tuesday 2nd Normal operating hours

*Please note our Specialist Nuclear Medicine practice will be closing at 1pm on Friday 22nd December 2017

Celebrating 10 Years

On Saturday night Synergy Radiology had its Annual Christmas Party on Sydney Harbour. But this year’s festivities also marked something significant- Synergy also celebrated its 10 year anniversary!

Staff from all sites, reporting radiologists and the Synergy Radiology partners; Dr Tej Dugal, Dr Pradnya Dugal, Dr John Ly, Dr Brian Lam, Dr Craig Harris, Dr John Ly and Dr Melvin Chew and their families got together for an evening of fine dining, dancing and laughs while watching the sunset over Sydney Harbour on the Starship Sydney.

In 2007, Synergy Radiology established themselves with the opening of Norwest Medical Imaging in Bella Vista. Since then, with the hard work and commitment from all the staff, the business has grown to include multiple sites in Sydney’s Inner West and Norwest regions, with its newest site Lakemba Medical Imaging opening just last month.

Over the years Synergy Radiology has developed a trusting relationship with referring practitioners from all over Sydney and have been recognised as one of the state’s most comprehensive medical imaging services, with Norwest Medical Imaging being announced as winners of the Best Health Improvement Service 2017 at the Local Business Awards.

Despite reaching the milestone Synergy Radiology is not looking to rest on its laurels but instead entering into their second decade has further cemented their commitment to offering more people a higher standard of quality services and care than ever before.