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Medical Imaging for Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Anyone who has been exposed to asbestos is at risk for a number of serious diseases, including the cancer mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an especially dangerous cancer because symptoms frequently do not appear until decades after the asbestos exposure. In order to catch the cancer early, anyone who has been exposed to asbestos should be screened for mesothelioma.

One of the most important techniques for detecting mesothelioma at an early stage is to perform medical scans of the person’s body. Doctors can get an initial impression of the patient’s condition by performing an x-ray, which gives them a 2-D picture. More advanced technology like CT scans and MRIs can be used to create a much more detailed map of the patient’s body, letting doctors pinpoint their treatment.

Cancer shows up on regular 2-D x-rays because it reflects x-rays differently than normal body tissue, but traditional x-rays can’t show the doctor how deep the tumor is in the patient’s body. CT scans let doctors create a 3-D map of the patient’s body by taking a series of detailed x-rays. MRIs also create a 3-D map of the body, but use powerful magnets rather than x-ray radiation to map the body.

Benefits of Early Mesothelioma Detection

The importance of regular screening for people at risk cannot be understated. By the time patients begin to experience symptoms, the disease has already spread and can quickly become far more severe. With early detection, however, you can fight mesothelioma before it starts to weaken you.

Since asbestos was frequently used in manufacturing, most asbestos exposure has happened in the workplace. Many companies working with asbestos knew the risks of exposing employees to asbestos fibers, but covered it up. Thousands of people who have developed asbestos-related illnesses have taken their former employers to court and won damages for their medical bills and suffering.

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Take the first steps to finding justice by contacting the compassionate asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart. To speak directly to an experienced lawyer, contact 800-781-3955 today.

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