Author: Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center

When To Have A Bone Density Scan For Osteoporosis

A bone density test is a helpful tool which screens for problems with your bones before they happen. They can also monitor progress if you have osteoporosis. If you’re concerned about your bone density or risk for osteoporosis, you may be wondering when to have a bone density scan.

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Why You Should Never Skip A Mammogram

One of the simplest and easiest ways for women to stay on top of their health is to have a mammogram starting at age 40 and each year thereafter. It takes just minutes, results are relatively quick, and it gives you a feeling of control over your life. There are multiple reasons why you should never skip a mammogram.

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Why Are Routine Mammograms So Important?

One of the most important imaging tools physicians have at their disposal is a mammogram. They have become vitally important because they save lives. They are so important we now can get one on a mobile mammography bus. Important enough that it’s women’s healthcare practically coming to your door, but why are routine mammograms so important?

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COVID-19 Update

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Before entering our center, patients must:

  • Have temperature tested
  • Answer COVID-19 Q&A
  • Sanitize Hands
  • Wear a mask (masks provided if patient does not have their own)

During and after exams:

  • Exercise social distancing
  • All exam and waiting areas are cleaned and sanitized

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What Injuries Can An X-ray Detect?

An X-ray is one of the earliest imaging tools doctors have for diagnosing many medical issues. It is a form of electromagnetic radiation and was discovered in 1895 by the German physicist Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen. Little did he know how useful this would be for the next century and beyond. So, exactly what injuries can an X-ray detect?

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Are Imaging Tests Safe For Pregnant Women?

Pregnant patients who need to undergo medical imaging often question if certain scans will affect their baby. It is generally safe to have imaging tests while a woman is pregnant under the recommendation of your physician, and no harm will come to your growing baby. There are reasons for this, and some caveats to consider.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off An MRI During The Pandemic

There are multiple and significant reasons why you shouldn’t put off an MRI during the pandemic. Some will be obvious, but others may surprise you. In the beginning of the pandemic many critical tests and routine preventatives were postponed, but now as the levels of the virus decrease, there is no reason to postpone your MRI. Here’s why.

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What You Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine and Mammograms

Could getting your COVID-19 vaccine affect the results of your mammogram? Maybe. A common side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine is swollen lymph nodes under the arm on the same side as the vaccine injection.

Here are a few things to know about lymph node swelling, the COVID-19 vaccine, and timing of your mammogram.

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