Mammograms are the most popular women's imaging scan, but certain factors may infer that another imaging scan may be best. For women that are at higher risk or with dense breasts, alternative women's imaging methods like ultrasound has proven to be best according to various studies. Let's take a closer look at why ultrasound is often best when screening dense breasts.
After a fall, Mrs. Spendsalot needed a chest MRI but was unsure of where to go and if she could afford the procedure through her doctor. With prices for her procedure starting in the thousands, she knew she would be unable to afford this procedure.
It's normal to get nervous or confused when a doctor recommends an MRI scan. We understand they can seem foreign to many, so we took the time to answer the most common MRI questions. We hope these will answer your questions and give you a peace of mind before your scan.
Are you one of the 300 million people that suffer from intense, throbbing headaches? Do they make you nauseated, sick, or sensitive to light? Unfortunately, migraines cannot be cured with painkillers or a few deep breaths. If you or someone you know suffers from migraines, here’s more information about what causes them, what research is being done to understand them, and how to treat them.
Tor Wagner from the University of Colorado at Boulder took the lead on a study to try and see how the brain processes brain. By using an fMRI scan and painfully hot temperatures, the old ways of measuring pain have been proven insufficient. Usually, pain is recorded on a self-report basis on a 1-10 scale. There’s no way to know if pain is being exaggerated or underplayed by the patient.
Thanks to Kaiser Health News, we’re able to give you the play by play about three of the most important letters in healthcare: ACO. The Affordable Health Act encourages doctors, hospitals, and other providers to connect with each other, forming the Medicare program’s Accountable Care Organizations.
In today’s world, we believe that the consumer should have the power to demand price transparency from healthcare providers. It’s time to stop accepting the idea that you won’t know how much you’re spending until you’re leaving the hospital. Patients have a right to know how much they’ll be expected to pay for a procedure, they have the right to compare those prices between multiple facilities, and they have the right to pick a facility that offers lower prices. It’s a little thing called price transparency, and it’s causing a stir in the medical world.
Independent radiology practices […]
Last year we received one of the highest compliments a physician’s office can be paid: a letter sent to us from a happy patient, telling us what we’re doing right and how we helped them. Ladies and Gentlemen, THIS is the dream, and we couldn’t help but share it–even a year later! Having letters sent to us like this makes us realize that what we’re trying to do for patients is being appreciated, which makes it all worth it.
In most common radiology practices, a patient comes in for a test and spends about 30 minutes of time with the tech and […]
“Laughter is part of the human survival kit,” says Comedian David Nathan, and he’s not far off. Dr. Hunter Campbell, who inspired the movie Patch Adams, opened a humor-infused care hospital in a six-bedroom home. It’s called the Gesundheit Institute, a non-profit healthcare organization offering humanitarian clowning trips and educational programs.
He plans to incorporate performance art, crafting, nature, agriculture, and other recreational and social service activities. You can see more about the program here.
“Humor is a great communication tool to relieve tension between people and facilitate relationship-building,” says the Heart MD Institute, “As a coping mechanism, humor helps people […]
We’ve recently welcomed Dr. Mark Pinals to our practice, and we’re so excited to have him here.
The staff agrees that his best quality is definitely how personable he is.
The patients agree that his best quality is his speed. Dr. Pinals meets with patients and delivers the results to them right away. With Dr. Pinals, you are never waiting and always have a great experience.
Those are two of the best patients to find in a doctor: speed and efficiency while also warm and welcoming. It’s difficult to find a doctor who balanced the […]