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MRI

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

Scientists Use MRI Scanners to Detect 'Brain Rust' in Schizophrenic Patients

Scientists Use MRI Scanners to Detect 'Brain Rust' in Schizophrenic Patients

Using a new kind of MRI measurement, neuroscientists recently discovered that excessive oxidation in the brain may contribute to schizophrenia. In other words, the same chemical reaction that causes metal to corrode and rust could be damaging brain cells in schizophrenic patients, too. To analyze this, Dr. Fei Du and his colleagues at McLean Hospit...

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Frequently Asked Questions About MRI Scans

Frequently Asked Questions About MRI Scans

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce a clear and detailed digital image of the human anatomy. By conducting an MRI scan, physicians can detect and identify a number of medical conditions in their early stages and therefore increase the likelihood of ...

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MRI and Claustrophobia: Finding Ways to Cope

MRI and Claustrophobia: Finding Ways to Cope

Claustrophobia is an irrational fear of being enclosed and having no way to escape. Unfortunately, that is the very essence of the traditional MRI, which slides a patient into a tube, so strong magnetic fields and radio waves can create images of the internal structures of the body. HealthResearchFunding.org reports that while only about 13 percent...

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What to Expect During an Extremity MRI

What to Expect During an Extremity MRI

An extremity MRI is a type of scan used specifically for diagnostic imaging of the arm, leg, hand, or foot. The machine uses radio waves and a magnetic field to generate images of the inside of the extremity in order to diagnose problems with the muscles, bones, joints, nerves, or blood vessels. What conditions can an extremity MRI diagnose or asse...

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Do MRI Scans Cause Cancer? 3 Common MRI Myths Debunked

Do MRI Scans Cause Cancer? 3 Common MRI Myths Debunked

Technology is always changing, especially when it comes to the medical field. But one thing that remains constant is the spread of miscommunication and misinformation surrounding medical procedures and testing like MRI machines. In order to dispel some of the myths that continue to surround this commonly used type of radiology, we've compiled three...

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Keeping You in the Game with Sports Injury Imaging

Keeping You in the Game with Sports Injury Imaging
Radiology Affiliates Imaging​ - ​Providing Sports Injury Imaging with Dr. Jeff Mathews

For more than 40 years, Radiology Affiliates Imaging has been providing the families of Mercer and Bucks County regions with the highest level of imaging technology. Our over 40 board certified subspecialty radiologists are committed to providing exceptional imaging services and have been trained in areas of specialty radiology. Musculoskeletal (MS...

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Beyond the MRI: Diagnostic Imaging Center Services

Beyond the MRI: Diagnostic Imaging Center Services

​There are many reasons patients visit diagnostic imaging centers, but perhaps the most common is for magnetic resonance imaging, commonly referred to as an MRI. About 30 million MRI scans are performed every year in the United States alone. And while they're useful for detecting everything from sports injuries to life-threatening brain tumors and ...

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Why the 3 Tesla MRI is the Best Scanner for Diagnostic Imaging

Why the 3 Tesla MRI is the Best Scanner for Diagnostic Imaging

Even if you've never undergone an MRI scan yourself, you've probably heard the term on various medical TV shows or in everyday conversation. In case you aren't sure what it is, MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of your body's internal...

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