For Patients

Helpful Sites With Helpful Information tells you how various x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and other procedures are performed. It also addresses what you may experience and how to prepare for the exams. The website contains over 100 radiologic procedures and is updated frequently with new information. All material on the website is reviewed and approved by experts in the field of radiology from the ACR and RSNA, as well as other professional radiology organizations.

American College of Radiology (ACR)

The mission of the American College of Radiology (ACR) is to serve patients and society by maximizing the value of radiology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics by advancing the science of radiology, improving the quality of patient care, positively influencing the socio-economics of the practice of radiology, providing continuing education for radiology and allied health professions and conducting research for the future of radiology.


WebMD offers services to physicians and private clients. For example, they publish WebMD the Magazine, a patient-directed publication distributed bimonthly to 85 percent of physician waiting rooms. Medscape is a professional portal for physicians with 30 medical specialty areas and over 30 physician discussion boards. WebMD Health Services provides private health management programs and benefit decision-support portals to employers and health plans.

The Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic specializes in hard-to-treat diseases, and is known for innovative and effective treatments for diseases that had gone undiagnosed or under-treated in the same patients with other doctors. Mayo Clinic is known for being at the top of most accredited quality standard listings. For example, it has been near the top of the US News and World Report of Best Hospitals for 20 years. It accomplishes high medical quality through values such as "The needs of the patient always come first", by coordinating the efforts of its entire group of doctors, and by devoting over 40% of its resources towards research (rather than just medical practice).

MD Anderson Cancer Center

he University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which marked its 70th anniversary in 2011, is one of the world’s most-respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston on the sprawling campus of the Texas Medical Center. MD Anderson was created in 1941 as a part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today.