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What You Need to Know about MRI Safety

What You Need to Know about MRI Safety
Your doctor ordered an MRI study to help diagnose a health problem, but you might worry if MRI is safe. You might be relieved to know that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that MRIs are very safe – doctors perform millions of MRIs every year, and the FDA receives only about 300 reports of adverse events associated with the test. Here ...
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Imaging Shows how COVID-19 Affects the Brain

Imaging Shows how COVID-19 Affects the Brain
COVID-19 affects the lungs to make it hard to breath, but it can also affect other areas of the body, such as the heart and kidneys. A number of recent radiology studies using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) show that infection with coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, can also affect the brain and nervous system. Docto...
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The Difference Between CT and MRI: How Does Your Doctor Decide Which to Order?

The Difference Between CT and MRI: How Does Your Doctor Decide Which to Order?
CT and MRI are two different types of medical imaging that create images of organs and tissues inside your body. While CT and MRI are similar in many ways, there are differences between them. Because of these differences, doctors might choose one imaging method over the other. Both CTs and MRIs are non-invasive and pain-free, and each can help your...
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The Role of Radiology in Prostate Care

The Role of Radiology in Prostate Care
Prostate care is important to a man's overall health. Located between the bladder and the penis, this walnut-sized gland secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. The urethra, which is a tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis, runs through the prostate. Prostate problems can press against the urethra to restrict urination and...
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Brain Scans and Dementia – What do the Medical Tests Show?

Brain Scans and Dementia – What do the Medical Tests Show?
Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of brain conditions that affect memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily life. About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, according to the World Health Organization, and there are almost 10 million new cases each year. There are many different conditions under the u...
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Can Contrast Hurt my Kidneys?

Can Contrast Hurt my Kidneys?
Your doctor may order an MRI, CT scan or other diagnostic tests to learn important information about a disease or injury, and to help in the diagnosis and treatment of the problem. Depending on your exact case, your doctor may request the use of a contrast dye to enhance the results of the test. While the tests and contrast dyes used are generally ...
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Do You Have an Increased Risk of Knee Injury? A Single MRI Measurement Can Help You Find Out

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Knee injuries can sideline professional and amateur athletes alike. The results of a new study suggest that a single magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurement can help doctors determine patients' risk for knee injuries associated with kneecap instability. The kneecap protects the knee and plays an important role in how the knee bends. It is a sm...
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FDA Shares New Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers to Make MRIs Safer

FDA Shares New Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers to Make MRIs Safer
Because it does not use radiation to create images of tissues and organs inside a living body, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the safest diagnostic tests used today. While relatively safe, MRIs do pose unique safety hazards for patients and others near or inside the magnetic resonance (MR) environment. To ensure safety and effectiveness...
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