One of the best things about the medical advances our society has made thus far is that detecting and diagnosing ailments or injuries has never been easier! There are so many incredible medical imaging procedures available, each with their own benefits and use cases, and doctors are able to utilize this technology to catch diseases in their earliest stages, detect abnormalities, and even perform life-saving treatment. One of the most versatile and useful of these technologies is Magnetic Resonance Imaging— also referred to as MRI.
If you’ve never seen a medical drama or have never needed to get an MRI done, you may not be familiar with what this diagnostic imaging tool is for. There’s no need to get stressed out if your doctor ordered an MRI for you; we’ll go over everything you need to know before your imaging appointment.
People often refer to this important medical tool as “an MRI”; however, Magnetic Resonance Imaging is simply a type of […]
Claustrophobia is an incredibly real disease, with up to 5% of the US population formally diagnosed. In diagnostic imaging, that number is skewed even further. At least 13% of patients receiving an MRI have reported having a panic attack during their procedure, and many more come to us expressing concern about claustrophobia.
If you’re claustrophobic and you have to get an MRI, the bad news is that you’ll have to face your fears. The good news, however, is that each and every day there are people working to find ways to make the MRI experience more comfortable for patients who […]