Howard B. Schaff MD


Discography

Discography is a medical procedure that involves injecting a dye into the jellylike center of a spinal disc to help diagnose back problems. During discography, a health professional evaluates the amount of pressure needed to inject the dye into the disc, whether it causes pain, how much dye is used, and how the dye…

Discography

Discography is a medical procedure that involves injecting a dye into the jellylike center of a spinal disc to help diagnose back problems. During discography, a health professional evaluates the amount of pressure needed to inject the dye into the disc, whether it causes pain, how much dye is used, and how the dye…

Abdominal Ultrasound

An abdominal ultrasound takes pictures of the organs and other structures in your upper belly. It uses sound waves to show images on a screen. Areas that can be checked include the: Abdominal aorta . This large blood vessel passes down the back of the chest and belly. It supplies blood to the lower part of the body and…

Knee MRI

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. All rights reserved. Figure 1 is a side view of the knee that shows the normal location of the outside, or lateral, meniscus. Figure 2 is a similar view that shows a piece of meniscus that has been torn and moved.

PET Scans of the Brain

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. Figure 1 is a PET scan that shows normal activity in a healthy brain. Figure 2 is a PET scan of a brain in a person with Alzheimer’s disease. The gray area outlined on Figure 2 shows lower levels of brain activity.