Category: MRI

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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Frequently Prescribed Imaging Scans

Different types of scans are used for different conditions, and the kind of scan your doctor orders will depend on your symptoms. Imaging scans are relatively safe and carry minimal risks, but you'll feel more prepared if you know what to expect.

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How To Get An MRI Approved By Insurance

If you suffer an accidental injury, your doctor may order an MRI to examine your joints, tissues, or organs. An MRI or magnetic resonance imaging […]

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How to Beat MRI Claustrophobia

No one likes being in tight spaces, but for some, close quarters can feel like a nightmare. If you experience intense claustrophobia but need an MRI, we recommend following these five tips before your scan to ensure your experience is comfortable – or, at a minimum, tolerable!

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MRIs for Chronic Pain

Patients with chronic pain can find MRIs to be helpful in treating and managing their symptoms. Depending on your symptoms, your general practitioner, primary care physician, or pain management specialist may recommend you receive an MRI.

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What is Contrast Material?

MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computed tomography) are types of medical equipment that creates images of internal organs and structures. Contrast material enhances and improves the quality of these images. Contrast material can also improve the quality of some ultrasounds and x-rays. In many cases, the use of contrast can help the radiologist distinguish normal from abnormal conditions.

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Should I Get an MRI or a Mammogram?

While both mammograms and breast MRI scans help aid in detecting breast cancer, there are key difference between them.

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Pacemakers & MRIs

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive imaging technology that produces three dimensional detailed anatomical images. It is often used to detect and diagnose diseases, […]

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