Shields Health Care Group Blog

Plantar Fascia Imaging

Posted by Steve Sweriduk

The plantar fascia is a band of thick connective tissue on the bottom of the foot which supports the arch. It extends from calcaneus to the metatarsal bones like a cable connecting the front and back portions of the foot.  Abnormalities of the plantar fascia include plantar fasciitis (an inflammatory process), fibroma (a benign fibrous soft tisse mass) and tear ( possibly related to previous cortisone injection). The plantar fascia serves a major role in the biomechanics of the foot. In the setting of a plantar fascia tear, the arch loses support leading to collapse.

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Torn Quadricep - as seen on an MRI

Posted by Siobhan Quinn

As the New England Patriots place Stephen Gostkowski on the injured reserve due to a torn quadricep & Shayne Graham steps in as the #1 kicker, folks are asking what does a tear look like on an MRI?

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Tags: MRI, sports injury, diagnostic, image, Shields MRI, MR, imaging, medical imaging, torn quadricep, quadricep, tear

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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Hamstring Injury and MRI images

Posted by Steve Sweriduk

Soccer, football and marathon training are in full swing and we are seeing an infux of patients with an injury to the hamstring. 

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Tags: hamstring, MRI, sports injury, diagnostic, MR, imaging

MRI Images - torn ACL and normal ACL

Posted by Carmel Shields

Media sources report Kevin Faulk of the New England Patriots may have suffered a torn ACL.  That is, a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The knee’s four main ligaments tether the tibia (shin bone) to the femur (thigh bone). These ligaments meet at the knee. The ACL is vital for stabilization and limit hyper-rotation of the knee joint.

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Tags: ACL, torn acl, knee, MRI, sports injury, MR, imaging

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

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