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Open MRI, Extremity MRI, 3T MRI, Breast MRI

Using MRI to Identify Patients with Sarcoidosis at Risk for Bad Cardiac Outcomes

Using MRI to Identify Patients with Sarcoidosis at Risk for Bad Cardiac Outcomes

 Some people with sarcoidosis experience adverse outcomes that cause severe illness and even death, while other people with the condition do not. Determining which patients with sarcoidosis are at higher risk for adverse outcomes can potentially save thousands of lives each year. The results of a new study suggest that MRIs may someday help do...

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Study Shows MRI Detects Early Brain Aging for Those with Poor Heart Health

Study Shows MRI Detects Early Brain Aging for Those with Poor Heart Health

 People who have poor cardiovascular health when they are in their 30s have a higher risk for premature brain aging as they enter their golden years, according to the results of a new study. The research also suggests that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a machine learning model to track brain health in people with heart problems m...

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Types of Arthritis

Types of Arthritis

Arthritis is a common and sometimes debilitating condition. It affects about 24 percent of all adults, or 58.5 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a leading cause of work disability, limiting the types of work people can do or even preventing them from working at all. Arthritis is ...

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Why Do I Have to Fast Before Some Medical Imaging Tests?

Why Do I Have to Fast Before Some Medical Imaging Tests?

When it comes to medical imaging, getting a clear, accurate image is a top priority. After all, doctors use the information they learn from these medical images to diagnose patients and create treatment plans. In some cases, doctors will require patients fast before undergoing medical imaging. A fast is a period of hours in which you have nothing t...

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March is National Endometriosis Month

March is National Endometriosis Month

The Endometriosis Association began the event in 1993. Today, National Endometriosis Awareness Month is a worldwide event that brings attention to this painful condition.  About Endometriosis Endometriosis is a condition that affects the endometrium, which is the mucous membrane that lines the uterus, or womb. The endometrium thickens during t...

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What Happens During a Stroke?

What Happens During a Stroke?

A stroke is a medical emergency that prevents a part of your brain from getting the oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood it needs. More specifically, stroke affects the arteries that carries blood to and within your brain. A stroke can have devastating consequences, including disability and even death. Understanding what happens during a stroke can help...

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Adding Breast MRI Screening to Mammography in Women with Dense Breasts

Adding Breast MRI Screening to Mammography in Women with Dense Breasts

Mammograms and breast cancer treatments have prevented more than a half million deaths in the United States over the past 30 years, according to the American Cancer Society. Improvements in treatments and screening methods can potentially save even more lives each year. Breast cancer is a condition in which abnormal breast cells divide rapidly. The...

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MRI-Guided Laser Therapy to Treat Seizures

MRI-Guided Laser Therapy to Treat Seizures

About 3 million adults and 470,000 children in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Doctors are now using MRI-guided laser therapy to treat the seizures caused by epilepsy. Epilepsy is a common brain condition that affects people of all ages, and at any time in life. The disorder causes...

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