Shields Health Care Group Blog

Kanye's doctor recommended an MRI for migraine. Why didn't yours?

Posted by Lisa Campisi

News stations have recently reported that Kanye West was rushed to a hospital in Australia during his recent tour due to an intense migraine. If you suffer from migraines, you may be asking yourself why your doctor didn’t recommend an MRI. While there is a chance that Kanye’s doctor, like many of us, may have just been plain curious about what is going on in his head, but since an MRI scan is not able to diagnose migraines, cluster or tension headaches, it’s more likely that he is either suffering from chronic headaches or they were trying to rule out another medical condition.   

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Tags: 1.5T MRI, Kanye West, migraine, chronic headache, headache, brain tumor, brain MRI, 1.5T

Education on sports-related concussions and MRI

Posted by Lisa Campisi

'Tis the season – spring sports have begun. Every year, millions of school-aged children participate in sports, exposing them to the benefits of team work, exercise and perseverance; but also the risk of injury. A study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shared data in 2011 showing that approximately 300,000 kids under the age of 19 were treated annually for sports and recreational-related injuries. Approximately 6.5% of these? Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Over a ten year period, the estimated number of sports-related TBI visits increased 62%.

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Tags: concussion, brain MRI, TBI, traumatic brain injury, sports-related concussion, concussion MRI

The Benefits of MRI for Sports-related Concussion from Shields MRI

Posted by Eric Schwartz, M.D.

 

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Tags: MRI, sports injury, head injury, concussion, brain MRI, MRI concussion