Shields Health Care Group Blog

7 things you should know about an MRI (like there are certain people who shouldn't get them!)

Posted by Lisa Campisi

An average of one in ten people need an MRI each year and if you are one of them, chances are that you’re a tad nervous. Hopefully knowing these 7 things about MRIs beforehand will help you have an easier and pleasant experience.

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Tags: MRI, claustrophobia, radiation, MRI Costs, MRI danger

MRI help for patients suffering from claustrophobia & anxiety of tight spaces.

Posted by Lisa Campisi

Claustrophobia is a serious condition that may prevent patients from having a medically necessary MRI scan. Many people get nervous about the prospect of getting into an MRI scanner because of its reputation for being enclosed and narrow.

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Tags: MRI, claustrophobia, open MRI, claustrophobic, shields mri yelp, yelp, framingham mri, 1.5T open MRI

Three questions to ask your doctor when he says "MRI."

Posted by Lisa Campisi

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be a very helpful tool at diagnosing many problems ranging from orthopedic to neurological to breast. However, as a patient, you want to be sure that the MRI is necessary and helpful to your situation. The opposite may also be true; your doctor may not order an MRI and you feel they should. As patients become more responsible for their health care, asking your doctor these three questions can help make you feel comfortable with the recommendations made for your care.

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Tags: breast MRI, claustrophobia, back mri, 1.5T

What patients want to know about MRI machines. 1.2T, 1.5T, 3T - whats the difference?

Posted by Lisa Campisi

Everyone is encouraging patients to “shop around” for their healthcare. But that can be confusing when you don’t know exactly what to look for with an MRI! What machine is best? What questions should I ask? What does a 1.5T even mean?

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Tags: 3T, 1.2T, open-bore MRI, MRI, claustrophobia, 1.5T, open MRI

Does my size matter if I need an MRI?

Posted by Lisa McChesney

Generally speaking you can get a high-quality MRI scan in a comfortable setting regardless of your body size. Access to care is not driven by body size though your personal comfort may come into play. In fact, professional athletes of all shapes and sizes have completed an MRI scan or two! 

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Tags: scan time, radiology, MRI, sports injury, claustrophobia, Shields MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, imaging, medical imaging