Shields Health Care Group Blog

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: CAT, scan, computed tomography, Shields, shoulder, image, sports, PET/CT

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: MRI, diagnostic, MR, imaging, sports

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, head injury, concussion, diagnostic, safety, Brain, sports, PET/CT

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: MRI, MR, imaging, tear, sports

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, claustrophobia, Shields MRI, imaging, medical imaging, sports