There are vast amounts of resources on the web that provide information about medical conditions and the procedures to diagnose them. Below is a list of informational sites that we recommend you visit if you are looking for more information.
RadiologyInfo is designed to answer your questions related to the many radiologic procedures and therapies available to you and your family. The Web site provides you with information whether you’re preparing for a baseline mammogram, learning more about your child’s x-ray, or researching radiation oncology (cancer therapy) procedures.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
American Medical Association: From tobacco to adolescent health, from AIDS to Medicare, the American Medical Association speaks out on issues important to patients and the nation’s health. AMA policy on such issues is decided through its democratic policy-making process, in the AMA House of Delegates, which meets twice a year.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The DHHS includes over 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities.
MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and non-prescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, the continuing care of cancer patients and the support of families of cancer patients.
WebMD is a leader in providing services that help physicians, consumers, providers and health plans navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. Its products and services streamline administrative and clinical processes, promote efficiency and reduce costs by facilitating information exchange, communication and electronic transactions between healthcare participants.
Imaginis is an independent, award-winning, comprehensive resource for news and information on Women’s health topics such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. The site also contains extensive information about medical procedures such as angiography, biopsy, CT, MR, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, x-ray imaging and radiotherapy.
Society of Interventional Radiology offers extensive information on interventional procedures, and includes news and patient information, as well as resources for providers.
My Radiologist provides information on the profession of Radiology and includes a general FAQ’s section.
Aunt Minnie is an extensive Radiology site to assist people in making imaging decisions.
The Mesothelioma Center provides the most up to date information on asbestos
related illnesses. They have a team of patient advocates that work one on one
with patients and their families connecting them with doctors, treatment
centers, support groups and much more during and after diagnosis.