People get MRI scans all of the time, but going in for an MRI while pregnant may have women worried about the impact it can have on their baby. As an expecting mother, one may feel uneasy thinking about the potential anxiety that comes with being in a confined space, as well as the potential ramifications that undergoing an imaging procedure may have on their unborn child. In this article, we are answering the question that so many soon-to-be moms have: “Is it safe to get an MRI during pregnancy?”
If you have just received one of many diagnostic tests to identify disease, injury, or ailment, chances are you are waiting anxiously for the radiology report. One of the most common queries radiology patients have is “how long will it take to receive the all-important test results?” Below, we will discuss some routine imaging procedures and how long you can expect to be awaiting important results.
Mammograms are used to diagnose breast cancer. This test is a woman’s strongest defense for early detection. Mammograms are recommended after the […]
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which calls attention to different types of brain injuries, symptoms they may present, and how they are diagnosed. The theme for this year’s Brain Injury Awareness Month is “Change Your Mind” to de-stigmatize brain injury. Below, we will discuss the different tests available to diagnose various types of traumatic brain injury.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by unexpected damage to the brain caused by a blow or trauma to the head. TBI can be caused by a variety […]
When a doctor recommends an MRI scan, the first question you'll need to ask yourself is where you want to get your imaging procedure done- a hospital or an outpatient imaging center. Where you decide to go for your procedure is an important decision and can vary from patient to patient. When it comes to an imaging center, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible, but we know it may not be the right decision in your effort to heal. There are various benefits to each so we are here to provide you with the tools to make the best decision.
For some patients, getting an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan can elicit thoughts of being trapped in a dark, closed-off tunnel-like machine, and when it comes to thinking about what to expect during their procedure, MRI Claustrophobia is a real issue for some people. Below, we will take a look at some tips for reducing your anxiety when it comes to feeling claustrophobic in an MRI machine.
Education is the most powerful tool when it comes to feeling at ease during your MRI. It’s important to note that MRI machines are not what they once were. Most […]
MRIs are a wonderful tool used to diagnose and treat countless diseases and ailments. In some cases, and MRI can provide clearer, more detailed images thank other types of diagnostic imaging methods. When it comes to getting an MRI for your child, you may be more apprehensive than if you were getting an MRI for yourself. Your number one concern as a parent your child’s safety, so you want to be sure MRIs are safe for children. While we can attest that MRIs are almost always safe procedures for your child to undergo, we’ll dive into more about MRIs to ease any concerns you may have.