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Radiology Reports and Speech Recognition – Technology run amok!

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... Continued

Breast Screening Guidelines for Women including Breast MRI

    Type of Test Who should have it How often Self Breast Exam Self exams are performed to detect changes that could lead to breast cancer. These exams help you to learn what is normal for your breast tissue. Most of the time... Continued

MRI /CT Cost -- WOW! Charges and out-of-pocket costs add up

Yes, I read the article that I have choice where I go for an MRI or CT scan but it didn't hit home until the bill came in the mail.  Continued

Should I keep my own MRI / CT pictures?

Yes!  Not only should you keep them but they belong to you. Continued

CT / CAT Scan - minimize radiation exposure

Q: Will I be exposed to radiation when I have a CT scan? A: Yes. Continued

Will I be exposed to radiation if I have an MRI?

No.  You will not receive any ionizing radiation. In non-technical terms, ionizing radiation means radiation that is capable of altering chemical compounds. – In this case the chemicals that make up your body or DNA.  Mostly we’re worried about... Continued

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