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.
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?
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.
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: Continue reading “How to Prepare my Child for an MRI”
Any time a radiology procedure is done, there is some concern of the long-term effect on the human body because of exposure to radio waves, magnetic energy, or other any other “invisible” wave. As people become increasingly aware of their children’s health, we see that a lot of people are concerned with the safety of an MRI for their children.
Did you know that June is Men’s Health Awareness Month? Unfortunately many men suffer from common diseases such as heart disease, prostate cancer and many more ailments. However, Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center of Dallas is here to help. Many of our services, specifically MRI’s, are used to detect these issues and stop them before they become an issue.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is done for many conditions for various parts of the body. Most commonly, an MRI scan is done for the:
An MRI is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat a range of medical conditions, including medical conditions in the brain.
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men. In fact, one in six men will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. Like any cancer, diagnosing and treating prostate cancer in its early stages is vital. The new prostate MRI at Southwest Diagnostic Imaging makes diagnosing prostate cancer easier than other technologies.