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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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COVID Office Policies and Guidelines

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 A DEXA Bone Scan Tells You About Your Bone Health

We understand that to remain proactive about our health we should have regular screenings. Colon cancer screenings like colonoscopies, mammograms, blood tests, and skin cancer screenings are all valuable ways to prevent serious disease or catch it while it is still treatable. When we reach a certain age, a DEXA scan can do the same. Let’s discover what a DEXA bone scan tells you about your bone health.

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How Much Does A Radiology Exam Cost?

Would you buy a new car without knowing the price? Of course you wouldn’t. So why should you accept that the cost of your healthcare is a secret and not transparent?

The correct answer is you shouldn’t. If Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center recommends you have an X-Ray,  MRI or other type of radiology exam, it’s time to do your homework and find out how much a radiology exam actually costs.

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Benefits Of Going To An Outpatient Imaging Center

Your physician has referred you for an MRI or other imaging scan, but many patients are not aware that they have a choice of facilities. You don’t necessarily need to go to a hospital setting for your test. You can choose an outpatient imaging center, and in fact, there are multiple benefits of going to an outpatient imaging center instead of a hospital.

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Things You Should Know Before An MRI Scan

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan, or MRI, is one of the greatest tools physicians have for diagnosing many conditions that an X-Ray can not. It looks at organs inside the body using a large magnet and radio waves. If your physician has referred you to have one, here are important things you should know before an MRI scan.

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Everyday Habits To Reduce Your Risk For Dementia

If you have had the devastating experience of watching or caring for a loved one with dementia, you understand the toll it takes on the person and everyone around them. Often referred to as “the long goodbye,” you slowly lose that vibrant person you once knew as their cognitive abilities decline. For that reason you may want some guidance on everyday habits to reduce your risk for dementia.

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Top Diagnostic Imaging Tests to Use When Dealing with Cancer

Anyone who is having new or unusual symptoms often worries about the possibility of cancer as the cause. In these cases, the very best scenario is an early diagnosis, which is crucial to prevent the spread of cancerous cells and to increase the chances of success after treatment. To accomplish this, Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center uses various imaging tests to both diagnose and monitor the patient during treatment.

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