This program offers a comprehensive overview of the CT or CAT scan. Computed tomography, or computerized axial tomography, uses X-rays and computers to look inside the body. A computer then analyzes the images taken and creates a three-dimensional view of the structures within. After viewing the typical CT imaging procedures shown here, patients will know what to expect and can thus set their mind at ease.
This collection of 52 video clips (30 seconds to 2 minutes 30 seconds each) combines high-quality film footage and detailed animations to take a close-up look at the body’s building blocks, the architecture of the body, the nervous system.
Summary: Our understanding of lymphoma is rapidly developing, with several varieties now identified. Beginning with a brief history of how medical science became aware of lymphatic cancer and providing an outline of the basic concepts involved, this program then distinguishes between Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, illustrates the difference between B-Cell and T-Cell Lymphoma, and explores other topics related to the disease. Typical symptoms and their similarity to those of a flu or cold virus are explored while state-of-the-art treatments and therapies are also illustrated. Clinical commentary comes from Dr. Owen O'Connor of New York University's Langone Medical Center, Dr. Eric Hsi of the Cleveland Clinic, and other experts.
The leading cause of cancer death among men and women alike is non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC. Accounting for 87 percent of all lung cancers, it also claims more lives than breast, colon, and prostate cancer combined. Because lung cancer tends to metastasize before it is discovered, the survival rates for patients are quite poor. But, as this program points out, new therapies and advances in imaging studies that could lead to earlier detection are serving as beacons of hope for patients and their families.