The MRI has been continually used to support medical research and procedures since its invention. Physicians and scientists are now able to examine in detail what is inside the human body. As a non-invasive procedure, it uses radio waves and a magnetic field to get detailed images of specific parts ... [Read More]
Open vs. Closed MRI
If your doctor has ordered an MRI, you may be feeling anxious about the test. While MRIs are far from anybody’s favorite activity, they are necessary for diagnostic purposes. MRI (or magnetic resonance imaging) machines allow doctors to diagnose diseases like cancer and dementia in their earliest ... [Read More]
What Is Gadolinium?
If you’ve been in a car accident or are suddenly experiencing odd symptoms with your health, your doctor may order an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan to obtain information that an X-ray or a CT scan cannot show. An MRI can produce detailed, in-depth images especially when the patient is given ... [Read More]
How to go Through an MRI if You’re Claustrophobic
An MRI is not always a pleasant experience, but if you are claustrophobic, it can be one of the most stressful and anxiety-ridden experiences you can imagine. MRIs are a very useful tool in detecting and diagnosing health problems and sometimes; many times they unavoidable because there are no other ... [Read More]
Tips for Reducing MRI Claustrophobia
If your doctor prescribes an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), the claustrophobic among us may begin to panic. MRI creates detailed images of structures inside your body using a powerful magnetic field and radio waves. Although MRI is safer than an X-ray, as it emits no radiation, the scan itself ... [Read More]
What Does an Open MRI Look Like?
Technology has advanced to the extent where even the traditional “closed” MRI machines have improved and adapted to patient comfort with wider tables, larger tubes, etc. But people with real claustrophobia and anxiety issues suffer even through these. The Open MRI Option People who are ... [Read More]
Is an MRI safe for Infants and Children?
Parenthood is an awesome responsibility. The decisions in all areas of your children’s lives need careful evaluation, thought, and focus on long-term benefits, while minimizing risks. Any risk, especially one to kids, needs to be evaluated seriously. One of the most asked questions is whether ... [Read More]
Open MRI and Children
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 ... [Read More]
How to Handle Your Claustrophobia During Your MRI
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 ... [Read More]
Spotlight Independent Imaging: Best Diagnostic Services in Wellington
The Independent Imaging Difference “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 we set out every single day to earn the title of best diagnostic ... [Read More]