Medical Imaging Information
10 Things You Should Know About CT Scans
A CT scan, also known as a CAT scan, provides detailed pictures of your internal organs, muscles, and bones. CT scans help diagnose diseases and monitor treatment effects. If you're about to have one, here's what you'll need to know.Read more
4 Things To Consider Before Getting An MRI
MRI scanners uses strong magnets to produce incredible, detailed pictures of your organs and joints. If you have any metal in your body, you'll need to ensure that it (and you) are "compatible" with the magnet.Read more
Know any smokers? This test could save their lives.
Smoking increases the risk of medical problems, like lung cancer. Recent research has shown that annual scans can detect tumors while they're early-stage and highly treatable. Unfortunately, most smokers still don't realize screening is available and could save their lives.Read more
What’s A Fair Price For Your Medical Test?
So you need a medical imaging test, like an MRI or CT scan. We've written about the many factors that determine prices, but when you call for price estimates, how can you know what's remotely fair?Read more
The Top 7 Ways to Save Money in Healthcare
You're a skilled hunter of online deals, never accepting the first price you see. So why are you blindly accepting the cost of your healthcare? With a little extra effort, you could save thousands of dollars on your medical expenses, even if you have a good insurance plan.Read more
The Top 5 Things To Know Before Your MRI
So your doctor says you need an MRI. You're not thrilled about it, but you really do want to get a diagnosis and move on with your life. Also, you think it would be cool to see inside your own body. Before you show up, read through the five most important things to know about getting an MRI.Read more
What Is An Open MRI?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has revolutionized modern medical imaging, but laying in the scanner isn't exactly fun. In fact, if you suffer from claustrophobia, it may feel downright unbearable. To complete the scan, many people either take a sedative or find a center that offers open MRI. So what's an open MRI, and why doesn't everyone get one?Read more