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Is It Safe to Get An X-ray While Pregnant?

Most women understand they should be wary of smoking and drinking during their pregnancy. In addition, certain medications can be harmful to your baby and should be avoided, and, of course, illicit drugs are dangerous for both you and your baby. Common tests like an ultrasound are routinely performed during pregnancy, but is it safe to get an X-ray while pregnant?  » Read more about: Is It Safe to Get An X-ray While Pregnant?  »


Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and brain awareness month. If you have had any experience with a loved one who suffered from Alzheimer’s, you understand the devastating toll it takes on everyone connected with that person. Alzheimer’s awareness month gives us the opportunity to instruct those who are unfamiliar with this disease to be able to recognize its symptoms, understand its progression, and then ask for help.  » Read more about: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month  »


How Routine Mammograms Can Detect Your Risk For Heart Disease

Millions of women have routine mammograms for the purpose of identifying cancerous tumors in the breast. Now doctors are discovering how routine mammograms can detect your risk for heart disease and heart failure.  » Read more about: How Routine Mammograms Can Detect Your Risk For Heart Disease  »


COVID-19 Updates 5/1/20

Thank you for your support during this unprecedented time. As Texas begins to re-open, we to will be getting back to normal. Beginning May 4th, all patients will be seen without restrictions for their diagnostic tests. Our operational hours will remain Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. However, on May 18th we return to our normal schedule prior to the shelter in place restrictions, open 7 days a week with extended hours. We are here for you and continue to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  » Read more about: COVID-19 Updates 5/1/20  »


Using MRI To Diagnose And Treat Musculoskeletal Disorders

Known as MRI, magnetic resonance imaging uses radio waves, a computer, and a magnetic field to produce clearer and more detailed images than other types of tests. This is why more physicians are using MRI to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders in major joints, the spine, and soft tissues.  » Read more about: Using MRI To Diagnose And Treat Musculoskeletal Disorders  »


COVID-19 Updates (3/26/20)

We continue to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and try to balance the needs of those with illnesses that require diagnostics. We are adjusting our guidelines to meet those of the Texas Medical Board (TMD) most recent updated press releases. TMD amended the definition of “Continuing Threat to the Public Welfare” 22 TAC 187.57 (c). Guidelines will continue to be adjusted as necessary to meet the TMD and the State of Texas recommendations.
The emergency rule amends the definition of “Continuing Threat to the Public Welfare,” to include actions specifically prohibited by Executive Order GA-09 as it relates to surgeries and procedures that are “not immediately medically necessary to correct a serious medical condition of,  » Read more about: COVID-19 Updates (3/26/20)  »


COVID-19 Updates (3/25/20)

WE’RE OPEN – REVISED HOURS: MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
During this very critical time of the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center and Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging have a very important responsibility to care for those patients who are most in need. Through the guidance of our State Government and Texas Health Hospital Dallas,  » Read more about: COVID-19 Updates (3/25/20)  »


COVID-19 Updates (3/16/20)

An important update from Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center regarding your upcoming appointment 
At Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center, the safety and well-being of our patients, our staff, and our community is our number one priority. We would like to share up-to-date information and resources related to the Coronavirus outbreak and its relevance to your upcoming visit.
This is a disconcerting and challenging time for all of us, but as a healthcare provider, we must stay open to support our physicians and care for our patients.  » Read more about: COVID-19 Updates (3/16/20)  »


5 Heart PET Scan FAQs and Answers

Medical technology continues to improve with each passing day. Procedures and tests that were needed to discover medical problems have been replaced with more intricate nuclear imaging tests which can not only determine the diagnosis, but whether certain surgeries are needed at all. PET scans of the heart have become an invaluable tool for doctors, so here are 5 heart PET scan FAQs and answers should you need one.  » Read more about: 5 Heart PET Scan FAQs and Answers  »


What’s the Difference Between a Breast MRI and a Mammogram?

No woman looks forward to getting a mammogram. The squeezing and pushing is certainly no fun, but it is the best screening tool to detect breast cancer.  However, there are many other examinations such as a breast MRI that can be used by Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center to diagnose cases of abnormal breast tissue.  » Read more about: What’s the Difference Between a Breast MRI and a Mammogram?  »