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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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What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer in Men

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer in Men
Men may not have breasts, but they do have a small amount of breast tissue, which means that just like women, men are susceptible to breast cancer. This type of cancer is not as common in males. In fact, about 2,350 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed each year. A man's risk of developing breast cancer is about one in 1,000, whi...
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Dietary Tips to Prevent Prostate Cancer from Spreading

Dietary Tips to Prevent Prostate Cancer from Spreading
November means Movember for many men across the country. To spread awareness of men's health , particularly prostate cancer, many choose to grow out their mustaches and beards to change the face of men's health. While the numbers have significantly declined, prostate cancer still affects tens of thousands of men worldwide. It is projected that in t...
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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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You Deserve the Benefits of a 3D Mammogram

You Deserve the Benefits of a 3D Mammogram
This year your physician may suggest you make a change. Instead of a traditional mammogram, the type you have read about or experienced for yourself at a radiology center, the doctor may want to take advantage of emerging technology that provides a more comprehensive and in-depth view of breast tissue.  About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed wit...
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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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