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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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

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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MS and MRI

Posted by Steve Sweriduk

Although the cause of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is unknown ongoing research is moving forward at a remarkable pace and more potential therapies appear to be in the pipeline than ever before. 

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Tags: radiology, spine, MS, Multiplpe sclerosis, MRI, diagnostic, Brain, Shields, Shields MRI, magnetic resonance imaging

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

Posted by Tiron Pachet

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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