Author: Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center

Are MRI Scans Safe For Children?

Are MRI scans safe for children? Your child’s doctor would never recommend a procedure that could be harmful to your child. So, yes, MRI scans are safe for children. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Radiology both agree. However, there is a necessary screening process for certain devices that might be implanted in your child’s body.

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Understanding Your Heart Scan Results

A heart scan evaluates the health of your blood vessels. It tells your doctor how much calcified plaque is in your coronary arteries and your risk of developing heart disease or a heart attack in the near future. It is a CT scan that takes 10 minutes to perform, requires no needles, dyes, or medications, but understanding your heart scan results might save your life.

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Using MRI To Diagnose Alzheimer’s

Wouldn’t it be great if doctors and neurologists could diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease before there were any symptoms? They could target the disease before irreversible brain damage ensued. There are studies right now looking at strategies to secure that earlier diagnosis. One such involves using MRI to diagnose Alzheimer’s.

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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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