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Multiple Sclerosis and MRI

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.  Continued

7 things you should know about an MRI (like there are certain people who shouldn't get them!)

An average of one in ten people need an MRI each year and if you are one of them, chances are that you’re a tad nervous. Hopefully knowing these 7 things about MRIs beforehand will help you have an easier and pleasant experience. 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

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

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

Radiation Therapy - deciphering common Radiation Therapy terms

The world of cancer care is often surrounded by terms and acronyms unfamiliar to most of us. In this blog we offer a glossary of common terms related to radiation therapy: 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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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

Radiation Cancer Treatment & Safety - Questions to Ask

Recently  reported radiation treatment mishaps have spurred Members of Congress to investigate what should be ‘never events". While the incidents cited were extremely unfortunate, in most instances radiation therapy treats and cures many cancers... Continued

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