As we’ve discussed in a previous blog, MRI scans are incredibly useful diagnostic tools. They can help detect everything from stroke damage to slipped discs— and can provide detailed images of everything in between. One of the major benefits of MRI is that it does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation. However, patients who have metallic implants or tattoos should never have an MRI— this type of scan uses extremely strong magnets to record and create images. Here are a few reasons you might need an MRI.
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 […]
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 […]
There are a lot of questions when it comes to MRI’s. What are they? How do they work? Why do they make such weird noises? How much radiation will I be exposed to? It’s totally normal for patients to have questions about their imaging procedures, and as medical professionals who practice in the world of diagnostic imaging, we field questions about MRI’s on a daily basis. We’ve noticed, however, that there’s also a lot of misinformation out there about MRI technology and what happens during the procedure.
Today we’re setting the record straight […]
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.