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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

CT Virtual Colonoscopy - What are the benefits?

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. 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

Concussions & Head Trauma - What you should know

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. 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, CT and PET Scan Times

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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

Does my size matter if I need an MRI?

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... Continued

Do I need an MRI or CT?

Do I need an MRI or CT? is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear on a daily basis and often followed by the question Is it safe?   Continued

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

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