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Open MRI and Children

Open MRI and Children

by Shearly (SU)
Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive test that can help doctors diagnose and treat your child more effectively. Children are often more comfortable in an Open MRI, which features a wider opening and feels much less confining than more traditional versions. Open MRI’s also allows the technician to speak to your child and maintain eye contact for a more reassuring, and overall calmer experience.

How to Handle Your Claustrophobia During Your MRI

How to Handle Your Claustrophobia During Your MRI

by Shearly (SU)
Claustrophobia, a deep-seated fear of the dark or confined spaces is nothing to be ashamed of. Classified as an anxiety disorder, claustrophobia is more common than you might think. According to the health Research Fund, up to 5% of the US population suffers from some form of claustrophobia.

Spotlight Independent Imaging: Best Diagnostic Services in Wellington

Spotlight Independent Imaging: Best Diagnostic Services in Wellington

by Bevon Findley (SU)
“Patient centered care”. It sounds nice, but what does it really mean? While it may be a catch-phrase to some, to us it means that we build our services around your real life needs. It means that set out every single day to earn the title of best diagnostic services in Wellington and the surrounding areas. It is not just a slogan. Patient centered care is a cornerstone of who we are.

Open MRI vs Closed MRI: What is the Difference and Which One is Best Suited for You?

Open MRI vs Closed MRI: What is the Difference and Which One is Best Suited for You?

by Shearly (SU)
So you’re having a medical problem and your doctor has ordered an MRI. Your immediate reaction is one of reluctance and anxiety. MRI’s are often necessary, but they are not fun. So what are your options? The good news is that having an MRI today doesn’t have to be that bad. In addition to traditional closed machines, there are now larger “wide bore” machines and even open MRI’s. Depending on your unique situation, there may be alternatives.

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