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Employee of the Quarter for Business Services: Marina G

Meet our Employee of the Quarter for Business Services: Marina G. Marina G. – Scheduling Marina has just met her year with SWDIC and has already proven herself to be a valuable employee. Her productivity is the highest in the Scheduling department and is incredibly accurate. She works to ensure her callers are satisfied with […]


5 Types Of X-Rays And How They Are Used

There are a huge number of conditions that would be much more difficult, if not impossible to diagnose without the use of X-rays and other imaging technologies. From a simple toothache to a condition as complex as breast cancer, physicians and patients both would be playing a guessing game without the invention of X-rays.


A Guide To Imaging Scans For Those Who Are Claustrophobic

If you begin to sweat and find your heart pounding when you enter an elevator full of people, you may have claustrophobia. Those who are even mildly claustrophobic find it uncomfortable to fly or even go through a tunnel when traveling.


What Can An Ultrasound Tell You?

Friends and relatives of a pregnant mom are treated to pictures and videos of the growing fetus these days through social media platforms like Facebook, so it’s no surprise that ultrasounds are done earlier and earlier. An ultrasound can tell you many secrets like the gender of the baby unlike decades ago when it would […]


What Is the Difference Between a CT Scan and MRI?

A CT scan and MRI are both non invasive and low risk tools used by doctors to diagnose specific conditions. They both produce images of the inside of our body, but what are the differences between a CT scan and MRI, and when are they used?


How A Chest X-ray Can Help Diagnose Conditions Like COPD

A one time chest X-ray can help diagnose conditions like COPD, but even more importantly, it can be used to determine how a particular disease is progressing or if a prescribed treatment is working. In this case, a series of chest X-rays will be ordered so the doctor can quickly see any changes or improvements.


Meet our Employee of the Quarter (Technical Services)

Meet our Employee of Quarter (Technical Services) Andrea, better known as “Andi”, makes sure every department has the supplies and/or linens they need daily in a very timely manner. She is adamant about keeping supplies at par levels or below to avoid excessive inventory stocked on shelves. For those items needed that are not routinely […]


Employee of the Quarter (Business Services)

Meet and learn about our Employee of the Quarter, we are so very lucky to have her! Jean J. – Admitting: Jean constantly maintains a very high quality of work ensuring that every patient is greeted and quickly taken care of. She volunteered to be the visit coordinator backup learning all the intricacies of that […]


How To Reduce Anxiety About Your Upcoming MRI

Fear of flying, spiders and snakes are just a couple of fears many of us deal with each day. Real or irrational they may be, the anxiety they cause is real.  If you are facing a Magnetic Resonance Imaging test, here are some pointer about how to reduce anxiety about your upcoming MRI.


How to Prepare my Child for an MRI

An MRI is a painless, safe test that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of body’s organs. Even though it’s perfectly safe, it’s important to know how to answer questions if your child is concerned. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your child for their upcoming MRI: