Shields Health Care Group Blog

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

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

MRI - Medical Images & access for elders & students abroad

Posted by Carmel Shields

I too know the importance of quick and complete access to a family member's medical information as described in a recent blog by Dr. Tiron Pechet. Although my sisters and I carry an abbreviated list of our parents medications on a laminated card in our wallets it is not always accurate in emergencies. First, it's static and must be manually updated following any and all prescription changes. This means it is only as reliable as we are diligent in updating. We are well intentioned but we aren't  perfect so neither is the medication list in our wallet. With a parent wearing a scan band, the medical version of the 'live strong bracelet,' we know and are reassured recent surgeries, medical images and physical therapy plans are easliy accesible and current. We also know our parents can avoid the lengthy and time consuming intake process common to a hospital admission or doctor's visit can be avoided because vital information is at the fingertips of the medical evaluation team. In the best of cases it is similar to a life insurance plan because we know no matter where our parents travel a treating physician can access a more complete medical history and formulate a comprehensive care plan for the best possible outcome. 

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Tags: Shields, Shields MRI, scan band