Shields Health Care Group Blog

X-ray, MRI, PET, CT & PET/CT: A closer look at these common imaging techniques

Posted by John Geiger

X-rays, MRI, CT, PET & PET/CT are just some of the more familiar imaging technologies today used to see what’s happening inside of us. While these advanced imaging techniques are common today, there is often confusion about what the differences are and more so, when how they are best used and when. Shields Health Care Group, the leading provider of outpatient services such as MRI, PET/CT and X-ray, has more than 30 locations throughout New England and sheds some light on the differences between these important imaging techniques.

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Tags: MRI, Ct, PET/CT, PET, X-ray, What is MRI?

Low Dose Chest CT Screening and Lung Cancer

Posted by Steve Sweriduk

The problem:

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Tags: CAT, cancer, Ct, CT screening, chest CT, lung cancer

CT Virtual Colonoscopy - What are the benefits?

Posted by Steve Sweriduk

Virtual colonoscopy (VC) is an examination of the large intestine and rectum involving a CT scan after the introduction of gas into the colon. Another name for the procedure is CT colonography.

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Tags: radiology, virtual colonoscopy, colonoscopy, MRI, CAT, cancer, diagnostic, Ct, Shields MRI, imaging, medical imaging

CT Images of the Shoulder - Broken Clavicle / Broken Collarbone

Posted by Steve Sweriduk

What does a broken collarbone /clavicle look like on a CT scan?

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Tags: sports injury, CAT, scan, Ct, computed tomography, Shields, shoulder, clavicle, collarbone, image

Concussions & Head Trauma - What you should know

Posted by Steve Sweriduk

Marc Savard and Don Hasselback have raised awareness of concussions and the toll head trauma can take on the individual, as an athlete and in everyday life.

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Tags: MRI, sports injury, head injury, concussion, diagnostic, safety, Brain, Ct, savard, hasselback

MRI, CT and PET Scan Times

Posted by Siobhan Quinn

 

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Tags: scan time, gadolinium, MRI, Ct, PET, MRI centers

Do I need an MRI or CT?

Posted by Siobhan Quinn

Do I need an MRI or CT? is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear on a daily basis and often followed by the question Is it safe?  

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Tags: MRI, CAT, safety, Ct, computed tomography, Shields, radiation, magnetic resonance imaging

iPad – the Role of the iPAD in Medicine and MRI Imaging

Posted by Tiron Pachet

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Tags: radiology, iPad, ipad for medicine, ipad for MRI, MRI, Ct, Shields, Shields MRI, imaging, medical imaging

Radiology Reports and Speech Recognition – Technology run amok!

Posted by Siobhan Quinn

As medical professionals in MRI and CT, we pride ourselves on operating a high quality, patient- focused imaging facility with exceptionally trained radiologists and state-of-the-art equipment. Although our radiologists sit in dark rooms reading scans day and night every so often there is a glimmer of humor, dark humor you might say, added to their day.

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Tags: radiology, report, speech recognition, dictation, MRI, Ct, magnetic resonance imaging

MRI /CT Cost -- WOW! Charges and out-of-pocket costs add up

Posted by Carmel Shields

Yes, I read the article that I have choice where I go for an MRI or CT scan but it didn't hit home until the bill came in the mail. 

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Tags: health care dollars, out of pocket, health care premiums, L-5, l5, MRI, Ct, computed tomography, HR, HR Directors, healthcare expenses, health premiums, health insurer