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Imaging With A High-Deductible Health Plan

A high-deductible health plan (HDHP) is a health insurance plan with a high minimum deductible for medical expenses but a low premium cost. A deductible is the amount of money you need to pay towards your health services before insurance takes over the bill. Many people choose a HDHP over other insurance options because the premium cost is typically lower than other types of insurance plans. But because the upfront cost is low, there is a high deductible you must pay before coverage kicks in.

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5 Reasons Why Doctors Prescribe CT Scans

Computerized tomography (CT) scans use x-ray beams to provide doctors with images of the inside of your body. Patients lay down while an arc sends x-ray beams through the body, collecting them on the other end of the arc in order to compare the strength between the beams. This gives doctors valuable insight into what’s happening internally and aids dramatically in the diagnostic process.

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Is My Ultrasound Covered By Insurance?

Although ultrasounds are the second most commonly prescribed imaging scan (after X-rays), only a small fraction of them and other pregnancy-related health-care costs are completely covered by insurance companies.

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CT Scans for Heart Disease

Computed tomography, commonly known as a CT scan, combines multiple X-ray images with the aid of a computer to produce cross-sectional views of the body. Cardiac CT is a heart-imaging test that uses CT technology with or without intravenous (IV) contrast dye to visualize the heart’s anatomy, circulation, and major vessels (which includes the aorta, pulmonary veins, and arteries). 

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MRIs for Seizures

When you have your first seizure, an MRI can be used to look for abnormalities, such as an unusual collection of blood vessels, scar tissue, or tumors, that caused the event. An MRI can also gather information to help your doctor understand whether the seizure has affected your entire brain at the same time (generalized onset), was pinpointed a specific spot (focal onset) or had an unknown origin.

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How to Prepare for an MRI : 7 Easy Things You Can Do

Getting an MRI scan can be intimidating and, if it’s your first time to do so, you probably aren’t sure how to prepare. Once you are approved and scheduled to get an MRI by your doctor, preparing for the scan itself is relatively easy. 

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5 Tips to Maintain Healthy Bones

Some factors, such as exercise and diet, can also impact your bone mass over time so it’s important to take steps to keep your bones strong and healthy as you age. Here are five simple but effective ways to protect your bone health as you get older.

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How to Prepare for a Nuclear Medicine Test

Some scans require patients to not eat or drink for 2 to 12 hours before the test. For others, patients may be asked to take a laxative or use an enema to clear out their system. It is important to inform the doctor or nurse of everything medication currently being used, even over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbs.

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What is a Nuclear Medicine Scan?

A nuclear medicine scan combines small amounts of radiation, administered orally or intravenously, and a special camera to create pictures of tissues, bones, and organs inside the body. The images are digitally generated on a computer and transferred to a nuclear medicine physician.

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