Author: Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center

Why You May Need An MRI Of The Brain

Any medical test of your brain can be scary, so it is understandable that you might panic and jump to conclusions about why you may need an MRI of the brain. Don’t panic, and don’t forget, an MRI is a diagnostic tool doctors also use to find any issues before they can become more serious. They also give your doctor some answers about what should be your next treatment options.

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How To Lower Your Risk Of Osteoporosis

Most of us don’t spend a lot of time fretting about our bone health, but once it begins to infringe on our daily lives, that can change. While much of the ability to maintain bone strength is out of our direct control, that’s not the whole story. You can make some lifestyle changes and learn how to lower your risk of osteoporosis. Keep reading to find out how.

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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

Thank you for trusting us with your care. We are doing everything we can to ensure your safety.

PATIENT PARKING ALERT! Parking lot 5 is currently closed for repair, please use lot 8. Click here for the updated map.  

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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