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…

Angiogram

An angiogram is an X-ray test that uses a special dye and camera ( fluoroscopy ) to take pictures of the blood flow in an artery (such as the aorta ) or a vein (such as the vena cava). An angiogram can be used to look at the arteries or veins in the head, arms, legs, chest, back, or belly. Common angiograms can look at…

Cranial Ultrasound

Cranial ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to make pictures of the brain and its inner fluid chambers (ventricles). Cerebrospinal fluid flows through these chambers. This test is most commonly done on babies. It checks for problems from premature birth. It may be used to check problems in the brain and ventricles in…

Rotator Cuff MRI

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. All rights reserved. Figure 1 is a front view of the shoulder that shows a normal rotator cuff. Figure 2 is a similar view that shows a torn rotator cuff.