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

Is it Safe to have an MRI Scan with Tattoos? Here is What You Need to Know.

Is it Safe to have an MRI Scan with Tattoos? Here is What You Need to Know.

Tattoos are gaining in popularity these days, with four in ten Americans sporting at least one tattoo, according to Statistica. People are more likely to get ink nowadays because tattoos do not carry the taboo they once held. Many people avoided tattoos because they worry that such body art might prevent them from getting a job. Today, some people ...

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New Study Suggests Doctors can Use MRI Instead of Biopsy to Measure Liver Fat in Obese Patients

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Doctors perform a number of tests to monitor the health of their patients. Practitioners are expanding their tests to help them manage certain emerging health issues within the community, such as obesity. Being overweight or obese puts patients at risk for serious health problems. One such obesity-related problem is a condition affecting the liver,...

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How MRI can Help Your Doctor Assess Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

How MRI can Help Your Doctor Assess Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help doctors determine the risk for cardiovascular disease in patients who do not have known risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease, according to a new study. Certain factors put individuals at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as coronary artery disease and stroke. These risk fac...

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Breakthrough MRI Study Identifies Three Types of Depression

Breakthrough MRI Study Identifies Three Types of Depression

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers have now identified three sub-types of depression, including one type that does not respond to commonly prescribed anti-depressants. Depression is common in the United States and all over the world. About 8.1 percent of American adults over the age of 20 experience depression, according to the res...

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Everything You Need to Know about Rotator Cuff Injuries

Everything You Need to Know about Rotator Cuff Injuries

A rotator cuff injury can make life miserable. This shoulder injury can interfere with nearly every aspect of your life. Simply raising your arm to comb your hair, put on a shirt, perform certain aspects of your job, take care of your family or play your favorite sport can cause terrible shoulder pain. Rotator cuff injuries prevent millions of peop...

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New MRI Procedure Could Help Doctors Understand Association between Fluid Flow and Brain Tumors

New MRI Procedure Could Help Doctors Understand Association between Fluid Flow and Brain Tumors

Advances in imaging technology are helping scientists and doctors see how diseases affect the human body. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) produces detailed pictures of a patient's organs, soft tissues, bones and other structures, for example. The ability to see what is going on inside of a patient without performing surgery allows researchers to g...

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Many Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Can Safely Skip Chemo

Many Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Can Safely Skip Chemo

Chemotherapy has saved millions of lives since doctors started administering it as a treatment for cancer. "Chemo" is still an important treatment for many types of cancer, but the effects of chemotherapy can be very uncomfortable. Now the results of a new study suggest that some women with early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy and...

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Brain Imaging Provides a Glimpse into Alzheimer’s Disease

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June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and Longest Day, an event held by the Alzheimer's Association. The purpose of the event is to increase public awareness of Alzheimer's disease, available resources, and information on how people can get involved. The Longest Day takes place from sunrise to sunset on June 21, 2018. Participants engage in...

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