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3 Reasons to schedule your MRI now at Shields MRI

Many annual deductibles, flexible spending, health savings and overall insurance benefits renew at the end of December. If your doctor has recommended an MRI, don’t wait to schedule the appointment. Continued

Stilettos a staple in your wardrobe? Think twice before wearing high heels.

While the stiletto is a staple in many women’s wardrobe, wearing high-heels may put you at risk for Morton’s neuroma, a nerve condition that can induce pain in the foot described as “crippling, sharp and burning”. In fact, a new study shows that... Continued

MRI & Rotator Cuff Injuries: when you need one & when you don't.

Ahhh…summertime.  Warm weather means outdoor sports, vacations, exercise and …shoulder injuries? That’s right, shoulder injuries. Many classic outdoor activities during the summer months are “overhand/overhead” ones like baseball, softball,... Continued

Plantar Fascia Imaging

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... Continued

Tips for talking to your doctor about price

Taking an active role in your health and communicating with your doctor is critical to getting good healthcare; that includes discussions around cost. Here are some tips on preparing for discussions with your doctor about price. Get educated.... Continued

Torn Quadricep - as seen on an MRI

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? Continued

Hamstring Injury and MRI images

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

Women's Health - Mammography debate continues

A recently released study from Sweden is fostering debate over what age women should get mammograms. Continued

MRI Images - torn ACL and normal ACL

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... Continued

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